Medical Daily | Is sitting the new smoking? A workday of inactivity could offset any benefits of exercise


If you’re anything like the rest of the working world, the 24 hours you’re allotted are either spent upright — with a 90-degree bend at the waist — and parked in front of a desk, or they’re spent horizontal, asleep. Strip away the ideal eight hours each night, and you’re left with half of your waking life spent sitting and, if you’re lucky, at least one hour of it spent exercising. Recently, this has prompted researchers to ask: is sitting the new smoking? It’s not quantity or quality. It’s both. Continue.