"Modern society is designed for sitting, as a result, people spend more time in a seated position than ever before. However, you may wonder whether excessive sitting could have negative health effects.
Sitting is a common body posture. When people work, socialize, study, or travel, they often do so in a seated position. However, that doesn’t mean that sitting and other sedentary behaviours are harmless. Over half of the average person’s day is spent sitting, doing activities such as driving, working at a desk, or watching television. In fact, the typical office worker may spend up to a whopping 15 hours per day sitting. On the other hand, agricultural workers only sit for about 3 hours a day.
Summary While sitting is a common posture, modern society overemphasizes this position. The average office worker spends up to 15 hours a day seated.
Summary Being physically active is incredibly beneficial, but exercise alone does not completely offset the negative effects of sitting.
The bottom line.
People in Western societies spend too much time sitting. While relaxing can be beneficial, you should try to minimize the time you spend sitting during the workday. If you have a desk job, one solution is to get a standing desk or go for a few short walks during your workday. Minimizing sedentary time is just as important for health as a nutritious diet and regular exercise."
The above words and picture taken from Joe's article, which has all the relevant research links here
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