sitting bad for your health
Full Segment: The human body isn't designed to sit all day but our jobs often require it. Now new research suggests doing so not only causes weight gain and joint damage but diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. We look into how to help yourself be healthy.
As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. Excessive sitting, defined as nine hours a day, has been called a lethal activity. So four years ago I switched one meeting from a coffee meeting to a walking-meeting, and I've noticed some unanticipated side benefits.
Researchers in Rio de Janeiro tested adults ranging from age 51 to 80, asking them to "try to sit and then to rise from the
Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.
Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk each day, but this low energy expenditure can lead to back pain, obesity and even
Consensus is not always an easy thing to come by in the health and wellness worlds, but if there's one topic that inspires
Heart disease. Cancer. Stroke. Thanks to strong public health awareness initiatives, many women are aware of the most common