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Even if You Exercise, Sitting Eight Hours a Day Significantly Increases Your Risk of Dying From Any Cause

Feb 11, 2015

• Sitting for more than eight hours a day is associated with a 90 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes
• Those who sit the most have a 147 percent increased relative risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who sit the least; all-cause mortality is increased by 50 percent
• Sitting also increases lung cancer 54 percent; uterine cancer by 66 percent, and colon cancer by 30 percent

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