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Sitting For Long Time May Shorten Your Life Span

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Sitting For Long Time May Shorten Your Life Span

A study found that sitting for too long at work and home could actually cut your life short. Its found that people who sit for a long period will have a risk of early death. As per the study, nearly four per cent of all deaths worldwide are due to that of people spending more than three hours a day sitting down.

“It is important to minimize sedentary behavior in order to prevent premature deaths around the world,” said lead author of the study Leandro Rezende from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. “There are things we can do,” he continued. “Stand up, and go have a drink of water instead of keeping the water bottle at your desk. Or just stand up every so often. Standing alone increases your energy expenditure.”

The results show that over 60 per cent of people worldwide spend more than three hours a day sitting down – the average in adults is 4.7 hours per day – and this is the culprit behind 3.8 per cent of deaths (about 433,000 deaths per year). The highest rates were found in Lebanon (11.6 per cent), the Netherlands (7.6 per cent) and Denmark (6.9 per cent), while the lowest rates were in Mexico (0.6 per cent), Myanmar (1.3 per cent) and Bhutan (1.6 per cent).

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