The less you sit, the longer you live | health and fitness | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 06, 2016-Tuesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

The less you sit, the longer you live

health-and-fitness Updated: Jul 15, 2012 00:22 IST

Highlight Story


The less you sit, the longer you live Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, according to an analytical study. Similarly, cutting down TV time to less than two hours daily might extend your life by almost 1.4 years.

Previous studies have linked extended periods spent sitting down and/or watching TV to poor health, leading to diabetes and even death from heart disease or stroke, and this research adds to these early findings The researchers used data collected for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005/6 and 2009/10, to calculate the amount of time US adults spent watching TV and sitting down daily.