There is much discussion of late about our topic. There is mounting evidence indicating you have an increased risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death by spending too much time sitting for leisure, at work and during your commute.
This is not a new revelation. Bernardino Ramazzini, a physician back in the 1600’s advised people to break up sitting and to stand more in order to stimulate blood flow when working.
It is just so comfortable to sit nowadays due to technological and ergonomic advances. In Australia we adults now sit for an average of nearly nine hours a day. This is longer than most people spend sleeping.