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New Study Says Exercise Won’t Save Us From The Long Term Effects of Sitting

by Maximum PC | April 28, 2012April 28, 2012 6:00 am PST

Technology enthusiasts come from all different walks of life, but we have one thing in common aside from a mutual love of gadgets. From a health standpoint, even the best of us aren’t getting enough exercise. A new study that looked at the habits of 222,497 Australian adults found that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent higher risk of dying over three years as opposed to those who sat less than four hours a day. Exercise naturally helped improve the odds, however the risk of death still increased the longer active people sat.

The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and covered a range of adults aged 45 and older. Factors such as age, weight, physical activity, and general health were all accounted for, leaving little in common among the sample group other than sedentary tendencies.

The study suggests anyone who falls into this demographic focus on “reducing sitting time in addition to increasing physical activity levels”.  Depending on the type of job you have, this can be a bit of a challenge. If the goal is to sit less than 11 hours per day, and assuming you sleep 8 hours per night, this means you would need to be fully vertical more than 5 hours per day. To reach the ideal target pointed out in the study you would need to be on your feet a whopping 12 hours a day once you factor out sleep.

So I’m pretty much screwed, anyone else?

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