We've highlighted the serious dangers of what you're likely doing right now (sitting), but what should our goal be for limiting our time in the chair? A new research study gives us something to aim for.
Want to add a few years to your life? Well, start eating healthily and get off your duff.
New research says reducing the amount of sitting to less than 3 hours a day can increase life expectancy by 2 years.
Lifehacker summarizes the study that looked at data recorded over more than a decade.
The results indicate that US life expectancy drops by 2 years when people sit for more than 3 hours a day, and another 1.4 years for watching TV more than 2 hours a day. Researchers Peter T Katzmarzyk and I-Min Lee conclude that reducing the amount of time you sit, including TV viewing time, can potentially increase life expectancy.
Keep it moving during the day in other words.