How Many Hours Are You Sitting?

How Many Hours Are You Sitting? If you work a desk job, you could be at greater risk of chronic health issues. That's what a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity suggests. Researchers compared survey answers from 63,000 Australian men between the ages of 45 and 65 to determine that people who sit for less than 4 hours each day are much less likely to suffer from chronic conditions later in life compared to those who sit for more than 4 hours daily. Sitting for 6+ hours a day dramatically elevates the risk of health issues.

True Strength Moment: While you can make up for hours of inactivity with regular visits to the gym, breaking up the workday monotony by getting up and walking around is also a good idea. Instead of sending an email, walk over to a co-worker's office and get the answer in person. The physical activity cuts into your sitting time while burning extra calories.
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