Even For The Active, A Long Sit Shortens Life And Erodes Health

Even for those of us who meet recommended daily levels of exercise, sitting for long periods of time boosts our likelihood of declining health. New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine distills the findings of 47 studies to conclude that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and early death.

Read the entire article at the LA Times

And, checkout this excellent infographic by the Washington Post on The Health Hazards of Sitting

Avi Roy

Oxford

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation (http://bit.ly/13WVyUW) and I have written for The Guardian (http://bit.ly/13WVtRh) - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee