I’ve got some good news for you today – plus some even better news! This is especially important if you work behind a desk most of the time.
First, do you remember a few years ago, when all the headlines blared that “Sitting is the New Smoking”?
Basically, researchers looked into the health risks of sitting for hours at a time, and the conclusion was that if you sit a lot, your risk of dying was the same as that of a smoker – even if you exercise!
The good news is that while those headlines might have started with a grain of truth, they weren’t 100% accurate.
New studies have shown that while sitting isn’t great for you, it’s definitely not as bad as smoking, according to researchers from Canada, Australia and the U.S. who published a study in the American Journal of Public Health.
Sitting more than 8 hours a day DOES increase your risk of premature death and developing some chronic diseases by...