Study: The Longer You Sit, The Shorter Your Life
Is this a surprise at all? Do we really believe that a few hours of working out ("training" if you prefer) per week is enough to undo our sedentary lifestyles? Americans, by some measures, average 28 hours of television viewing per week. On top of this, consider that many Americans spend their working hours sitting. If we are conservative, let us then figure 30 hours of television and internet, 30 hours of desk work, 10 hours of seated dining, 5 hours of driving time, 2 hours of "bathroom time", and 5 hours of "after hours", that's 82 hours per week of sitting. In other words, of 16 waking hours, nearly 12 hours every day are spent on our butts. No wonder we don't have time to go to the gym, we're too busy sitting!