Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health all day. This is according to a recent infographic compiled by Medical Billing and Coding which shows the health implications of sitting, which the average person now spends 9.3 hours per day doing. This is not new news, however, as this infographic only further highlights what a number of studies have been suggesting over the past few years.
Recently, a report published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found those who sit for most of the day were 54% more likely to die of heart attacks. What is perhaps even more frightening is that many of us, from truck drivers to office workers, are likely to spend even longer than 9.3 hours a day sitting down. What can we do to change this? Check out these graphically organized stats from Medical Billing and Coding which highlight downside of sitting, and the upside of…well, getting up.
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The infographic in this post was created by Medical Billing and Coding (http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org).