Making healthy lifestyle changes is something that most of us have on our minds. We know we need to eat a balanced diet, get adequate sleep, keep stress to a minimum, and develop an active lifestyle. But as our society becomes more sedentary, whether it’s due to long hours sitting at a desk job or long commutes, it’s become increasingly difficult for many to remain physically active throughout the day.
Hence the saying, “sitting is the new smoking.”
Sitting for more than six hours a day is linked to an increased risk of an early death by 19%, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. And the study cites many other health risks as well.
Learn more about “sitting disease” in this post at Whole Family Living.