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Sitting Less May Be Key for Maximum Longevity

Too Much Sitting

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  • Recent research estimates that if you cut back on the amount of time spent sitting down to less than three hours a day, it could add two years to the your life expectancy
  • Another recent study concluded that each hour spent watching television after the age of 25 reduces your life expectancy by nearly 22 minutes
  • Reducing the time you spend watching TV to less than two hours a day could increase your life expectancy by 1.4 years
  • An analysis of 18 studies found that people who sat for the longest periods of time were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease, compared to those who sat the least
  • To compensate for long hours spent sitting down at work, you could incorporate Foundation Training exercises, powerful simple structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture. Visit to learn more.Ten additional recommendations to increase activity on the job are included

By Dr. Mercola

According to recent research, if Americans cut back on the amount of time spent sitting down, it could add years to their life expectancy.

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