New on the list of “sh*t you do everyday that can kill you”: Sitting.
…Which is what you’re doing right now.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (Whatever that is), sitting for upwards of 6 hours a day can shorten your lifespan.
The findings were based on a longitudinal study of over 120,000 people, and excluded other more blatant causes of death, like being a ginger kid fat
& inactive. The span covered was from 1993-2006.
Here’s a tiny breakdown of what they found (Courtesy USA Today):
– After adjusting for a number of risk factors, including Body Mass Index (BMI) and smoking, women who spent six hours a day sitting had a 37% increased risk of dying versus those who spent less than three hours a day on their bottoms. For men the increased risk was 17%.
-On the other hand, people who sat a lot and did not exercise or stay active had an even higher mortality risk: 94% for women and 48% for men.
I guess about 87% of all Americans are sh*t out of luck.
Or this is just some nasty ploy to get us to exercise.
As “chair death” fast approaches, we can just add this onto the list of everyday things we enjoy that can kill us:
My advice is to do everything in excess.
So pick up that chicken wing, that 40 oz. & those deep fried Oreos, and call it a party.