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Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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  • Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor health and premature death. Even if you are very fit, if you uninterruptedly sit for a great percentage of the time, you’re still at an increased risk of dying prematurely
  • Research by the NASA scientist responsible for monitoring the astronauts, shows your body declines rapidly when sitting for long periods
  • Simply standing up over 30 times a day is a powerful antidote to long periods of sitting and is more effective than walking
  • There are virtually unlimited opportunities for movement throughout the day, from doing housework or gardening, to cooking and even just standing up every 10 minutes
  • It’s not how many hours of sitting that's bad for you; it’s how often you interrupt that sitting that is GOOD for you

By Dr. Mercola

If you’re like most people, myself included, you probably spend a large portion of each day in a seated position. It’s hard to avoid these days, as computer work predominates, and most also spend many hours each week driving to and from work.


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