Sitting is Worse For Your Health Than Smoking: study
We don't know what these researchers are smoking, but they're high on something. According to study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, for every hour you sit down, it cuts 22 minutes from your life span. By contrast, that's double the estimate by which smokers shorten their lives, that comes out to about 11 minutes per cigarette. "If you go to the gym and work out for an hour and then sit for 5 hours a day, it's equivalent on a health basis of smoking a pack of cigarettes," says Dr. David Agus, Professor of Medicine and Engineering at USC. "So we need to get people to get up and move." Oh, lest you forget, sitting down at work also causes cancer AND watching TV causes heart attacks. Can we get someone to use their grant money for some real research? Like a cure for AIDS.