Spending a lot of time in chairs increases all-cause mortality.
Most of us spend a significant portion of our day just sitting. Growing evidence suggests this may not be good for our health. Researchers in Australia attached an actigraph monitor to almost 700 participants for more than a week. They found 2 hours spent sitting each day was significantly associated with higher body mass, fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol. When participants replaced two hours of sitting each day with stepping, the same biomarkers were significantly improved.
PositiveTip: Fight sedentary lifestyles with intentional physical activity!