There are many things you can do to live a longer, healthier life. Eating nutritious food and maintaining excellent posture are two important factors. The third is imperative if you want to balance your lifestyle for many healthy years to come.
We have discussed in a previous article how sitting has been shown to increase the likelihood of people dying sooner.
More recently, newer studies have shown sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and early death! The most surprising findings of these studies is the fact that even in people who exercise on a consistent basis, their health may still be compromised if they sit for long periods of time throughout the day. So, the best way to reduce your risk of developing the top disease killers and extend your life is to exercise on a regular basis AND minimizing your sitting throughout the day. We recommend sitting no more than 20 minutes at a time followed by standing or moving at least 20 minutes to an hour before sitting again.