|Researchers found that mortality risks spike after 11 hours of total daily sitting.|
A new study suggests that for better health, you should try standing up more, HealthDay News reported.
Those who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting, are 40 percent more likely to die within the next three years regardless of how physically active they are otherwise, researchers say.
Analyzing self-reported data from more than 222,000 people aged 45 and older, Australian researchers found that mortality risks spike after 11 hours of total daily sitting.
Yet they are still 15 percent higher for those sitting between 8 and 11 hours, compared to those spending fewer than 4 hours per day sitting down.
(China.org.cn March 28, 2012)