Long sitting periods may significantly increase health risks
Sep 12, 2017 by CGP Staff
A new study has been published linking prolonged sitting periods of around 12 or more hours per day, particularly those accumulated during 60 to 90-minute periods or longer, with significant increases in health risks. According to the study by researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center, those who kept most of their sitting sessions to less than 30 minutes had the lowest risk. “Sitting really is the new smoking”, said study co-author Monika Safford, “so if you have a job or lifestyle where you have to sit for prolonged periods of time, we suggest taking a movement break every half hour”. The study is the largest to link objectively measured sedentary time and sedentary patterns with health risk. More on Columbia University’s website and Science Daily.