Sitting Longer and Disability Risk Factor


I saw this research the other day and my first thought was:

sitting_and_working“uh oh you’re in trouble – you’ve been sitting a lot again”

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.


Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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