Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.””

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/health/sitting-increases-risk-of-death-study/index.html