Don’t Sit for Long if you want to Live Long!

Did you ever realize that the chair on which you sit everyday at work is the biggest threat to your life? No I’m not kidding! It has been proven that a sedentary life kills faster than anything else. Spending a lot of time sitting in a place can take away 2 or 1.4 years from your life.

Your comfort chair is likely to kill you sooner than otherwise - Sit less to live Long
Your comfort chair is likely to kill you sooner than otherwise – Sit less to live Long

This means someone who is always on his toes will live an additional 2 years than someone who doesn’t. Similarly reducing your TV time can also help you live longer. To live an extra 1.38 years of your life cut down your TV time to less than two hours each day.

You might question the validity of these facts. To clear all your doubts let me tell you that all this has been announced by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES] after observing the adult population of the United States of America.

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“Given that the results from objective monitoring of sedentary time in NHANES has indicated that adults spend an average of 55% of their day engaged in sedentary pursuits, a significant shift in behavior change at the population level is required to make demonstrable improvements in life expectancy,” they concluded. I guess this is piece of information is motivating enough to bring a change in your lifestyle.

So get up from that comfortable chair of yours and grab some extra years to explore this beautiful world!

Source: Sit less, add more years to your life

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