How long do you spend time sitting in a day? Recent studies have found that sitting over three hours a day could potentially reduce life expectancy by two years. While watching television over two hours cuts chances of survival of 1.4 years. There are also limits on how long a child can watch television.
“Increasing sedentary behavior or lack of movement is a serious risk factor, as well as smoking and obesity,” says Peter Katzmarzyk, associate professor of epidemiology of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana, United States, according to Time. (more…)