I saw this research the other day and my first thought was:
I had a lot of work to do, and for some reason, even knowing that sitting is bad for me, I was sitting for long stretches to do the work on my laptop.
Not good – and here is another reason why sitting is not good:
Regardless of how much time older Americans spend being active, those who sit for more hours each day are more likely to be disabled, according to a new study.
Researchers found that every hour people 60 years old and older spent sitting daily was tied to a 46 percent increased risk of being disabled – even if they also exercised regularly.
So instead, for the last 2 days, when I was finishing up some of that work, I put my laptop up high enough so that it was at the right level for me while standing – and I stood all day to finish the work.
I felt so virtuous.