It’s no surprise that sitting for long periods of time isn’t very good for your waistline, but recent studies go even further.
In 2010, a study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology stated that the mortality rate of a person sitting for more than six hours per day was 20% higher than that of a person sitting for only three hours per day. More recent studies indicate that remaining seated for too long is associated with double the risk of diabetes, and an increase in both the rate of cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders, even if we practise a sport regularly. Even if we exercise 30 minutes a day, as recommended by doctors, what we do with the remaining 23.5 hours has a significant impact on our health. No wonder experts praise the virtues of working standing up. However, you have to admit that this is not a…
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