I’ll give you a hint, you’re doing it right now.

cat sitting on bed gif

We are spending more time sitting down than ever before in human history, and it’s killing us. Think I’m being over dramatic? Take a look at some startling facts about sitting:

Sitting increases risk of death by 40%

Sitting for over 6 hours a day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within the next 15 years than someone who sits less than 3, even if you exercise.

Sitting makes us fat

1 in 3 Americans is obese. That’s insane. A huge contributor to that is sitting. Obese people on average sit for 2.5 hours a day more than non-obese people.

Sitting wrecks your body

People with sitting desk jobs have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease as people with standing jobs.

Convinced yet? Take a look a the infographic below to find out how you can keep your chair from killing you.

sitting down in killing you infographic

Source: medicalbillingandcoding.org

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  1. Arica Hutchins

    June 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Im sharing this!

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