Get Up, Stand Up, Live Two Years Longer
Want to add two years to your life? Get up, stand up, move your butt, and don’t spend more than three hours a day sitting down. That’s the advice of researchers who studied data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005/6 and 2009/10, to calculate the amount of time US adults spent watching TV and sitting down, then cross-referenced it with information in published studies on sitting time and deaths from all causes, then pooled the risk data from the five relevant studies involving almost 167,000 adults. Yes, it’s complicated, but the bottom line is not. ScienceDaily reports that researchers are convinced that restricting the amount of time spent seated every day to less than 3 hours might boost the life expectancy of US adults by an extra 2 years, and restricting time spent watching TV to under two hours daily would extend life expectancy by an extra 1.38 years. Yes, even if you’re watching public television. Read more in Science Daily.