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However, the study did not differentiate whether people sat more because of poor health, or whether poor health was a result of sitting. Therefore it cannot conclusively prove that sitting kills people. What is certain though is that activity boosts health on many levels. More on that here. The study has led the researchers to recommend not only more daily physical activity but also limiting the amount of sitting people do.
Regularly getting up from sitting could also help improving people’s social lives by speaking face to face with people in the office rather than sending them an email or picking up the phone.
Another great way to ensure that you do not sit for too long is to drink (preferably
not alcohol) when sitting at work or at home -
Sitting posture at home and at work is also very important and you can find some helpful hints here.
*Published in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Posted on April 5, 2012