There are some frightening statistics out there about the negative health effects of sitting for extended periods of time. Does sitting for over 8 hours a day with only a few short breaks sound familiar? Do you find yourself lounging in front of the television or computer for hours on end? Most of America does and we are hoping together we can save lives by changing this.
- Alarming – An article in The New York Times states “Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier.to die within 15 years than someone who sits less .than 3. Even if you exercise.”
- Startling – In a study published in 2010 by the American Cancer Society, researchers found “it’s not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time.you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death.” .Women and men who both sat more and were less physically active were 94%and.48% more likely, respectively, to die compared with those who reported sitting the least and being most active.
- Unsettling – In 2008 Science Daily noted more than 47 million adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome, which causes obesity, diabetes and heart.disease. Biomedical researchers say, “The reason so.many of us have the condition is because we sit too much!”
- Concerning – Men’s Health cited a study from a Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise article that concluded men and women who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack.
Standing periodically throughout the day at your MultiTable Height Adjustable Sit Stand Office Desk and elsewhere, is key to reducing the above major risks health risks.