An analysis of 13 studies of sitting time and activity levels report shows, those who sat for more than eight hours a day with no physical activity had a risk of dying similar to the risks of dying posed by obesity and smoking.
What happens to our body after sitting for long time?
Metabolism slows down to almost 90% just after 30 minutes of sitting. Extended sitting slow the body metabolism further affecting HDL levels (good cholesterol) in our bodies.
From a journal published in circulation
Research shows us lack of physical activity leads to increased chances of obesity, increase in risk of cardiovascular disease and increased rate of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus and cancer so in total, the death rate is more than the death rate due to Tobacco.
Extended sitting is harmful to health, but not all sitting is the same, moving more often and at least 30 minutes of exercise will reduce your adverse effects on your health.
So calculate your sitting hrs. in work place, coffee shops, while watching T.V., in front of Computer , during daily travel etc.
Take home message
Be active at work by breaking your long sitting time.
Reduce your sedentary behavior.
Increase your activity during daytime.
Use a sit to stand Desk at work.
Walk around when you are on the phone.