Sitting is Unhealthy for Older Adults
It doesn’t matter how old you are, how much you weigh, your gender or even how much exercise you get, sitting more than 4 hours per day can increase your risk of dying. That’s the conclusion of a recent study of more than 222,000 people age 45 and older.
Researchers found that the longer you sit, the greater the risk. Those who sat 11 or more hours per day increased their risk of “all-cause mortality” (death by any cause) as much as 40% over those who sat for four hours or less.