New research has shown that sitting down for long periods of time can cause premature death. Medicaldaily.com has reported that those individuals who sit for more than 11 hours daily have a 40% higher chance of premaure death. In addition, businessinsider.com has reported a 15% morbidity increase over for years for those same individuals. Prolonged sitting is linked to ALL causes of morbidity and also negates the positive health benefits of daily exercise. To eleviate the dangerous effects of prolonged sitting, get out of the chair every couple of hours or possibly invest in an standing station and split the day standing and sitting.
There is a correlation between inactivity and morbidity. For further advice on this topic and/or for healthy options to combat prolonged sitting, feel free to contact me!