American adults may boost their life expectancy by two years by sitting for fewer than three hours a day. While admitting this was a tough task, researchers say in a BMJ Open article that reducing television viewing to under two hours a day could similarly add 1.4 years.
US adults spend about 7.7 hours per day engaged in "sedentary behavior". Much of this occurs spent behind their desks at work. However, new strategies to reduce sitting time, such as standing more at work using a standing desk or treadmill desk, having walking meetings, going to see someone down the hall rather than emailing them, are beginning to take hold.
Steve: The study further bolsters this video I posted in May.