“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” –Dr. James Levine.
Experts say that sitting for long periods of time is as bad as smoking. This is a pretty intense statistic seeing as though the average person spends a great deal of time sitting.
Think about it, you’re sitting in the mornings while drinking your first cup of coffee and eating your breakfast, then you’re sitting in your car for 15 to 20 to 45 minutes – or however long it takes you to get to work, then you’re sitting behind your desk all day, and then, guess what? You’re sitting on the sofa watching TV up till bedtime!
Sedentary is an adjective used to describe a person who spends too much time being inactive. Dr. James Levine, the director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, says that ‘sitting Is the New Smoking’. Seems like quite a dramatic statement, but studies (a lot of them) have confirmed that chronic sitting increases the risk of: