Sitting For Long Periods Can Be Harmful

by Min Chin

September 16, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Staying seated for periods of 30 minutes or more can be harmful to your health. A study from the Annals of Internal Medicine found that, people who sat or lived an inactive lifestyle for more then 12 hours a day, for 30 minutes at a time had an increase in the risk for early death.

People who sat for less then 30 minutes at a time had a lower risk of early death.


  • "Patterns of Sedentary Behavior and Mortality in U.S. Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A National Cohort Study", Keith M. Diaz, PhD; Virginia J. Howard, PhD, September 2017