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Sitting is Unhealthy for Older Adults

March 5, 2013

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.

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One Response to “ Sitting is Unhealthy for Older Adults ”

  1. Andrew Kinsella on March 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    So, sitting in which posture is unhealthy?
    What about lotus or 1/2 lotus for meditation?

    This is a serious question as spinal alignment is totally different in these postures and so, I expect, would be the effects upon the autonomic nervous system.

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