Sitting Can Be Detrimental to Your Health and it is not offset by Exercise!
Modern man sits more than he sleeps. Studies report that most individuals spend an average of 9.5 hours sitting and 7.7 hours sleeping (Healy ’07; Owen ’09). And 5.5 of those sitting hours are spent watching television (Nielson ‘10). Being sedentary (sitting for extended periods of time) can be detrimental to your health.