Starting in the next few days, you’ll start to see them. They’re the resolutionists, and they’re going to invade your local gym. But new studies show some bad news for everyone working a desk job, and not just for the ones suddenly motivated to start lifting weights or getting some cardio “this year”. Those of us who try mightily to exercise every day might be fooling ourselves, too.
Check out some of the frightening low-lights from this article from New Scientist:
Workouts Are No Antidote to Death by Desk Job:
- “Long periods of desk work or TV viewing can slash your life expectancy, even if you work out every day.”
- “[I]nactivity, particularly in the form of sitting, is really bad for your health.”
- “Sitting still for hours at a time is a health risk regardless of what you do with the rest of your day.”
- “[P]eople who spent hours sitting had a higher mortality rate even if they worked out for 45 to 60 minutes a day.”