[Infographic] Sitting is Killing You

Beware, Sitting is killing you. Humans were built to tend crops, hunt and ultimately spend the majority of time on their feet. With the advancement in technology, the advent of TV, computers and desk jobs we’re spending more and more time sitting. It may finally be taking its toll. Sitting increases risk of death up to 40% and it also makes us pack on the pounds. Sitting for more than six hours straight makes you 40% likelier to die within 15 years compared to someone who sits less than three hours. Get off the couch, take a walk break at work and take a stand. Don’t let sitting kill you. Read on to see if sitting is killing you and what easy steps you can take to counter act the effects of spending less time on your feet.


I hope this infographic shed some light on your sitting habits. Humans are just not built to sit for exceeding amounts of time. Just remember, we have to stand up for our right to stand up! Is sitting killing you, or do you know someone spends to much time sitting? Share this post using the buttons below. [via medicalbillingandcoding]

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