The research keeps rolling in: Sitting for long periods of time every day is not good for our bodies. A new study published last month raised the stakes even higher. People who spend the majority of their waking hours sitting are at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, some forms of cancer, and earlier death.
The study found that even people who exercise vigorously three or more times a week, but are sedentary the rest of the time, are still at risk for all these negative outcomes. It's just not enough to run for 60 minutes if you're sitting for the remaining 15 or so hours of your day.