Thread: Sitting disease: How many hours a day do you sit down?

1. Sitting disease: How many hours a day do you sit down?

Scientists have coined a new term called “sitting disease.”

Use this calculator to calculate how many hours a day you sit down and also see how at risk you are for sitting disease. What are your results?

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Low risk – Sitting less than 4 hours per day (with less than 2 hours of uninterrupted sitting).
Medium risk – Sitting 4 to 8 hours per day.
High risk – Sitting 8 to 11 hours per day.
Very high risk – Sitting over 11 hours per day.

- “For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.” ~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist

- Excessive sitting impacts our body’s metabolic system: “Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” ~ James Levine, MD, PhD

- If your sitting time is uninterrupted for 2 hours or more, your risk is adjusted to “Medium” or greater. Glucose and insulin levels are adversely impacted due to uninterrupted sitting.

- Global studies show, on average, we sit 7.7 hours a day, and some results estimate people sit up to 15 hours a day.

- Combating sitting disease with added gym-time may not work. More exercise time may not even reverse sitting disease.

- A 2010 study by researchers from the American Cancer Society suggests that people who sit for long periods during their leisure time have an increased risk of disease and a shorter average life span.

2. I must be at very high risk. On average, I spend about over 11 hours a day sitting. I've been doing this my entire life. I mean damn, when I commute I have to sit for at least an hour going one way. When I go to the movies with a friend, I have to sit for at least an hour and a half.

Originally Posted by RedruM
Combating sitting disease with added gym-time may not work. More exercise time may not even reverse sitting disease.
I exercise 2 hours a day. My resting heart rate is 117/65. My resting heart pulse is 52. Unfortunately, I must be hanging on death's door.

3. I don't need your fear mongering.

4. according to this, I'm dead.

5. Originally Posted by Noll
I don't need your fear mongering.
Yes, you do.

Originally Posted by prplchknz
You've been dead for a while now, prpl, you've been dead for a while.

6. Originally Posted by RedruM
Yes, you do.

You've been dead for a while now, prpl, you've been dead for a while.
then why do people still expect stuff from me?

7. I'm glad my job requires 8 hours of standing everyday.

8. Originally Posted by prplchknz
then why do people still expect stuff from me?
Because it's more difficult to take from the living.

9. Originally Posted by Eluded_One
Because it's more difficult to take from the living.
ask for favors? this argument makes no sense.

10. Medium risk. I can easily sit for a total of 7-8 hours a day, and even though I prefer not to, much of my studies mandate it, and my hips don't allow for too much standing or sitting still so I frequently get up every 2ish hours even for only 5 minutes.

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