Get Up!

July 30, 2019   |   Evidence in Integrative Healthcare

According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the estimated prevalence for sitting at least 2 hours/day watching TV or videos remained stable at this high level from 2001-2016. The prevalence of leisure time computer use increased among all age groups and overall total sitting time for adolescents and adults increased by 1.2 hours/day and .9 hours/day respectively. These sedentary behaviors have been associated with increased risk of multiple diseases and mortality. With the already high and overall increasing levels of sitting, advising people to GET UP for their health is a great strategy!