Too Much Sitting Increases Mortality Risk Despite Exercise

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Important news for all of folks who like to sit:

“Prolonged sitting was associated with higher mortality from all causes, as well as increased incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes, even among people who exercise regularly, according to a meta-analysis published in the January 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine

Sedentary lifestyle was linked to a hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause mortality of 1.240 in the meta-analysis (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.090 – 1.410). Further, sedentary behavior was associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease mortality (HR, 1.179; 95% CI, 1.106 – 1.257), cardiovascular disease incidence (HR, 1.143; 95% CI, 1.002 – 1.729), cancer mortality (HR, 1.173; 95% CI, 1.108 – 1.242), cancer incidence (HR, 1.130; 95% CI, 1.053 – 1.213), and type 2 diabetes incidence (HR, 1.910; 95% CI, 1.642 – 2.222).

The increased risk for all-cause mortality was most pronounced among people with lower levels of physical activity, the authors found. The relative risk for sedentary behavior for all-cause mortality among those with high levels of physical activity was 30% lower than for those with low levels of physical activity. The hazard ratio for those who exercised frequently was 1.16 (95% CI, 0.84 – 1.59) compared with a HR of 1.46 (95% CI, 1.22 – 1.75) for those who did not.” – Medscape Nurses (You need to sign up to get content. The author cited Ann Intern Med. 2015;162:123-132, 146-147.)


  1. I do move around a lot but is it possible to shake your booty in your seat and give it a good wiggle to help if you need to finish stuff and can’t walk around? Oh what the heck… just get up and dance to a tune in your head for 3 minutes and that should help. 😉 Great post!

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  2. Thanks for the information. Very useful.
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  3. Reblogged this on ROBERT CULLEN'S 3S BLOG and commented:
    Achieving #3S – Success, Significance & Statisfaction calls for getting off that couch. Hard to achieve anything if you are underground! Stand up now, for yourself and your life.


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