You may have seen warnings about the health dangers of sitting for prolonged periods.
There is now clear evidence that prolonged sitting is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic, type 2 diabetes and premature mortality.
A recent study of 149,077 Australian adults who were followed for nine years found that the more time participants spent sedentary, the greater their risk of death.
For example, among adults that reported no regular exercise, those who spent eight or more hours a day sitting had 52% greater risk of death.
What is more frightening is that researchers have also claimed that prolonged sitting negates the health benefits from exercise even among very active individuals.
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