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Sitting for Hours Can Be a Killer

Sitting for Hours Can Be a Killer
This research was done as a prospective cohort study tracking individuals between 1993 and 2006.  These statistics show the potential consequences of prolonged sit time.  Women who reported sitting for more than six hours per day were 37% more likely to die than individuals who sat for less than three hours.  In men, the same grouping showed a 18% increase in likeliness.  The source of this article was "Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Total Mortality in a Prospective Cohort of U.S. Adults," published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in July of 2010.  Dr. Alpa Patel, the lead author speculates that the prolonged sit time has damaging metabolic consequences on cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose (sugar) levels.  Remember too that prolonged sit time increases likelihood of musculoskeletal issues and chronic pain patterns.