Get off your duff: A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life.
Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries linked sitting for more than three hours a day to 3.8 percent of deaths from all causes.
Limiting sitting time to less than three hours a day would increase a person’s life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years—or more than two months, the researchers said.
The study adds to growing evidence that too much sitting is a health threat, and that even regular exercise may not be enough to counter the harmful effects of prolonged sitting, the researchers said.
Their report appeared online in advance of the August print issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.