Researchers have found a link between too much sitting and longevity. They reported:
· Simply standing more often may not be sufficient to offset the down-side of sitting too much
· Those who are primarily sedentary for more than half of their day can boost their longevity by engaging in short bursts of light-intensity activities (e.g., walking, cleaning, gardening)
· Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death in research participants by 33%.
Bottom line? Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting. More tomorrow.