Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sit Here!

Before you settle into that comfortable chair, here are a few stats you might want to consider.

For every hour spent in front of the TV, life expectancy is cut by 22 minutes.  Six hours a day can take 5 years off your life.

Sitting for more than 6 hours a day raises the risk of death and that includes those of us who exercise.

If you sit for more than 3 hours a day, the risk of kidney disease increases. 

Even if you meet the recommended level of daily physical activity, sitting for extended  periods 
of time can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.

The longer you sit the higher your risk of certain cancers. 

Sitting too long can cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Share the chair, people. Share the chair!

Resource: IDEAfitnographic By Joy Keller and Jessica Cline