No, I’m not link baiting again. If your job requires you to sit for long periods, it may indeed be killing you.
An interesting new study from Australia reports the frightening health effects of sitting. Their conclusion:
Prolonged sitting is significantly associated with higher all-cause mortality risk independent of physical activity.
Translation: Sitting seems to hurt health, whether you’re active or not. However, physically inactive sitters seem to have the highest death rates.
The study also reported:
The population-attributable fraction of sitting time suggested that sitting was responsible for 6.9% of deaths.
Translation: Sitting isn’t a huge death driver, but it’s an easy one to change.