Desk Time

WORKPLACE ISSUES

New Study Show Sitting for Three Hours Daily at Desk Cuts Life Expectancy

By Vicki Salemi on July 13, 2012 3:24 PM

Ah, we know the drill and we know it well. You come into the office, turn on your computer, get your morning cup of Joe, and sit glued to your laptop (or several laptops as the case may be), and next thing you know, BAM! It’s noon.

Well, according to a study published in the online journal BMJ Open, sitting for more than three hours a day can decrease your life expectancy by two years! Yes, this applies to people who workout regularly and also refrain from smoking. Essentially, the study analyzed five other studies of almost 167,000 people ranging from four to 14 years.

 

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