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A recent study even compared sitting to smoking. Unfortunately, for many of us, whether we work out or not, we’re spending relatively equal parts of our days on our rear ends — in the car, at our desks, on the couch, you name it. Sitting is the new smoking: ‘Truly a silent killer’ “It’s not just the body, it’s the mind that’s being affected too.” Research has found that too much sitting has been linked to higher risks for various health problems, particularly cardiovascular disease. Scientists really hate being misquoted, especially by not-so-scrupulous media.

In fact, some even went as far as investigating the media’s claims of sitting being the new smoking in a study called Hyping health effects: a news analysis of the ‘new smoking’ and the role of sitting. Somehow, we feel like this probably didn’t make the news. Sitting can be as bad for your health as smoking. Spending hours sitting at a desk each day can lead to cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and, much like smoking, the effects are not.

“Sitting is the new smoking”. You have probably read this featured catchphrase in newspapers, magazines or news websites. Since 2010, media publicities comparing excessive sitting with smoking have increasingly been gaining public interest. An analysis looking at news articles found almost 300 publications reported on the topic.

A recent study even compared sitting to smoking. Unfortunately, for many of us, whether we work out or not, we’re spending relatively equal parts of our days on our rear ends — in the car, at our desks, on the couch, you name it. 10 thoughts on “ Sitting is the new smoking? ” Ramya says: August 10, 2020 at 10:39 am Roshni a well-written blog. Yes, the pandemic is playing havoc with health. I liked your chair point, which is mostly ignored.

If we don’t use a proper chairs, it might. Sitting is the new smoking: ‘Truly a silent killer’. This paid piece is sponsored by Sanford Health. Research has found that too much sitting has been linked to higher risks for various health problems, particularly cardiovascular disease. If you’re still not convinced that sitting might really be the new smoking, check out these amazing facts summarized from diygenius!

Sitting 6 hours or more every day increases your risk of mortality by 40% more than people who spend less than 3 hours of their day sitting. Sitting requires almost zero energy!Levine is credited with coining that mantra “sitting is the new smoking” but he’s not the only one who believes it.

Researchers have found and continue to find evidence that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing several serious illnesses like various types of.

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An editorial in one research magazine suggested that “sitting is the new smoking.”

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In fact, some researchers are saying that “sitting is the new smoking.”

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Sitting is the new smoking.

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The research can be summarized by the popular phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.”

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“Sitting Is the New Smoking”is the rallying cry of researchers as they attempt to alert the public to the dangers of prolonged sitting, overeating, and lack of exercise.

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They say that sitting is the new smoking.

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As the new buzz well states it, “Sitting is the new smoking,” the new cause of a kind of ill-health epidemic we’ve so recently but foolishly visited upon ourselves.

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This is now known as ‘is sitting the new smoking?’

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Sitting is the new smoking: In a study published in the Lancet by Ekelund et al. in 2016, he stated that sitting for long period/low physical activity leads to 59% more risk of mortality which is similar to that of smoking.

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Deskbound: Sitting is the New Smoking.

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  • Need to reduce my daily sitting hours, this video is a wake up call for me, no doubt it’s time to get my butt moving away from my chair/couch.

  • This video very informative. Everyone needs to know about this danger.

    Trying to make effort for more movement during the day. I learned a lot new things and definitely recommend checking it out.

  • The Magnetrainer is a robustly built exercise equipment that can fit under a desk. The manufacturer also produces the Deskcycle, offering less range of motion, but I’ve only used the Magnetrainer. I’ve found that sitting exercises stave off the negative mood effects of extended sitting, but I still need to stand up once in while to refresh the mind. It might be handy to use a looped resistance band for standing exercises every hour or so.

    Is the “good morning” exercise back-friendly if practiced with a moderate resistance band?

  • deep diving and analyzing a popular statement based on scientific data research is great knowledge to posess in order to manage long term health problems caused by it.

  • Exactly that’s why we got back pain.nice explained video.All of us should avoid sitting for a long time.It is really a curse for us.

  • Very true! I’ve been sitting for long times in the past, and recently I’ve become more active and I already feel much more healthy

  • This is honestly so eye opening! I never knew how dangerous it was to sit down for a long time. I am definitely going to change my sitting habits. Thanks for sharing!

  • I can’t wait to show my husband this. He works long hours from home on the computer and I’m constantly telling him to get up and move more. Hopefully this will convince him to start doing it. He’s always hated smoking so comparing this to that I think will resonate a lot with him.

  • Really Nice video. This video really shows that Sitting is the new smoking. We can get a lot of difficulties of excess sitting. We must have to do proper exercise for our healthy body. Thanks for sharing such a nice video.

  • Hey there, Bob and Brad!  Just discovered your channel and I LOVE you guys.

    I’m a former personal trainer (B.S. in Exercise Science) and I had my career along with my path to my PhD completely sidelined by Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  My symptoms began in 1993 and rendered me completely unable to work in 2004.

    Long story short, I have 2-3 hours per day of functional time if I’m lucky.  I am able to maintain my flexibility and strength thanks to a really good home gym in my den.  Unfortunately, sitting or lying down is the only option I really have the rest of the day.  If I fan around too much, the rebound fatigue puts me out of commission for days.

    Do you guys have any insights on how to offset (maybe from a positional perspective) the effects of being what I call “sedentary fit”?  Thanks in advance for your time and keep up the great work!

    BEARHUGS  Rodney

  • Sitting on a Bosu ball is good also having your computer screen a little bit higher then looking straight ahead will keep your body more upright. Anyway awesome video

  • Thanks for the info on the movement app… I just don’t remember hearing about any of this back in the day.. our moms and grandmoms used to have sit-down jobs.. back then, a lot of women were secretaries.. no one had an issue. I don’t understand why we’re having one now.. I sit down at work a lot but I try to get up and walk to the back to go talk to other employees instead of calling… I try to stand at my desk every now and then but it’s probably not enough.

  • Hi Again Sir Bob and Brad. Since I was diagnosed with Herniated Disc, I could no longer sit and walk at long range because of the pain in my hamstring. Even if I am undergoing Rehab at present plus injections to relax the swollen nerves I am not sure if my mobility will be able to be the same as before. How about if you are going to travel at a certain place wherein long drive is required? Any suggestions as to how I can avoid back pain. In our country, traffic is horrible.

  • Sitting for 8hrs because of work and I know its not healthy that’s why I stand up once in a while and stretch. Thanks again for the great video!

  • What a GREAT vlog!!! I had to share it on FB! I am all about exercise and a lot of people who either lost their jobs permanently or temporarily need to hear this!! I am retired and was “sitting a lot” due to hip pain, but had both of my hips done and now I exercise and walk a lot (gained weight with rusty old hips LOL) THANKS!!! Sue B

  • With everything that is going on today it is easy to sit too much. My job is closed due to the shutdown and I just don’t want to go out as much since so many people are refusing to weer a mask. So lately I just do my best to pace around the room and try to do your exercises, which has been of a lot of help.

  • I am retired and was “sitting a lot” due to hip pain, but had both of my hips done and now I exercise and walk a lot. Thanks for sharing video.

  • It’s quite frustrating when there are so many negatives to sitting but we are required to do it for our jobs. I hope employers could watch this and make more of an effort to be concious of these negative effects.

  • Thank you for the video. I appreciate the content! I do have a question for you if you don’t mind. I have a desk cycle at my office which I will use 4-5 hours every day burning lots of calories as you can imagine. My Apple Watch and the desk cycle itself say that I burn between I 1000 and 1200 cal each day. My question is, is it better to use this does cycle or better to just stay standing all day?

  • Recently, I have become acutely aware of how much I sit during the day and I know it’s not healthy. Trying to make effort for more movement during the day. My legs and core are so weak!