Sitting For Too Long Can Lead To An Early Grave

Do You Know sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early , and that is according to a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal .

It was discovered that as your total time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

So be adviced, stay mobile as much as you can.

The good news: People who sat for less than 30 minutes at a time had the lowest risk of early death.

According to Keith Diaz, lead author of the new study and an associate research scientist in the Columbia University Department of Medicine.

Sit less, move more” is not enough guideline to help anyone navigate through this situation.

“This would be like telling someone to just ‘exercise’ without telling them how,” Diaz wrote in an email.

“We think a more specific guideline could read something like, ‘For every 30 consecutive minutes of sitting, stand up and move/walk for five minutes at brisk pace to reduce the from sitting,’ ” he said, adding the study “puts us a step closer to such guidelines,” but more research is needed to verify the findings.

“We found that there wasn’t a threshold or cutoff where one’s risk for death dramatically increased,” said Diaz, explaining that risk of death increased with more sitting. “To give you a specific number, those who sat for more than 13 hours per day had a 2-fold (or 200%) greater risk of death compared to those who sat for less than about 11 hours per day.”

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