Sitting time

The global population is becoming increasingly sedentary, an inevitable result of labor-saving technologies. Some might argue that our couch-potato ways go against our evolutionary design; we were hunters and gatherers, and that rarely allowed time for sitting around. A new study considers whether sitting is the great Satan of a healthy life.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals that increased sitting time is an independent predictor of premature mortality, irrespective of moderate to vigorous daily physical activity. By reducing sitting time, increases in life expectancy were observed.