American College of Cardiology reveals that prolonged sitting is linked to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and even early death. Sitting could be just as dangerous, if not more so, than smoking. Cardiologist Dr David Coven said "smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases".
People who take the most standing breaks throughout the day, even as short as a minute, have slimmer waists, lower cholesterol and better insulin response than those who take the fewest, regardless of how much other exercise they get. How sitting kills you slowly? Let's kill your chair and start standing.
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