A sitting duck for disease

Spending more time standing up can save your life. Each hour spent sitting has been associated with an increased risk of disease and death.

I’ve never been a smoker, but lately I’ve started to take on some of the same zeal of reformed addicts.


You see, a few years ago, I took a long, hard look at myself and decided to kick one of the most unnecessary and unhealthy habits I’d had for years: I quit sitting.

And I’ve been replacing sitting with standing at every opportunity since.

In January 2010, my research group at Baker IDI published a paper in Circulation that tracked the lifestyle habits of 8800 adults.

We asked how much time the participants spent