While the majority of new jobs in 2017 are in sectors that emphasize sitting down to do the work, new studies have indicated that this could be a massive problem. Those that sit down for extended periods without movement face a higher likelihood of early death. They recommend getting up and moving every 30 minutes.
- No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. People who sat for less than 30 minutes at a time had the lowest risk of early death.
- People who frequently sat for more than 90 minutes at a stretch had a nearly two-fold greater risk of death than those who almost always sat for less than 90 minutes at a stretch
- If you have a job or lifestyle where you have to sit for prolonged periods, the best suggestion is to take a movement break every half hour, this could reduce your risk of death.
“”So if you have a job or lifestyle where you have to sit for prolonged periods, the best suggestion I can make is to take a movement break every half hour,” said Diaz. “Our findings suggest this one behavior change could reduce your risk of death.””