New research could pick you up out of your seat.
A study from Pennington Biomedical shows that sitting down too much could cut years off your life. According to the research, sitting for more than three hours a day can take as many as two years off a person’s life.
It’s not just people with an inactive lifestyle who are at risk either. Researchers say people who exercise and don’t smoke are just as likely to lose years.
Doctors say it’s harder for the body to manage blood sugar when the legs are inactive, which can lead to diabetes and heart disease.