Is Sitting Killing You? The Hazards of a Sedentary Day
There's growing evidence that sitting for extended periods is bad for you. We'll give you the bad news first: Sitting is the 2nd leading cause of death in the US and the 4th leading cause of death around the world. Studies show that extended periods of sitting can lead to an early death. Sitting can lead to type 2 diabetes. Sitting can risk injury to muscles, joints, and even your internal organs. Fret not - here's the good news: You can reduce the amount of time you spend sitting by trying the following tips: Unplug and play. Dr. I-Min Lee, Harvard Medical School professor, says: