Study Shows That Women Who Sit Longer Than Six Hours Daily Have A Higher Chance Of Dying

- By Bossip Staff

This is interesting:

A shocking new study found that even women who hit the gym every day can die young — if they spend too much time on their backsides.
The study, published by the American Cancer Society, says women who sit on their bottoms for more than six hours a day increase their chance of dying by 37 percent over the course of the survey, even if they chain themselves to their treadmills.

For those couch potatoes who did not exercise, their risk of dying was 94 percent higher than those surveyed who spend the least time wearing holes in the sofa. Sitting, the study says, suppresses hormones that affect triglycerides and cholesterol, which could trigger heart disease.
“Even if you are active, sitting for long periods of time will impact your health, and you’ll have a shorter life span,” said Alpa Patel, the study’s lead author. “Whether a person is sitting at a desk, or sitting on a couch, sitting for long periods of time is harmful.”

That was discouraging news for ladies whose jobs could be detrimental to their health. “It’s disheartening. I sit for 10 hours a day at work,” said Clare Abdalla, 24, who works at a financial firm in DC and was visiting a friend in the city. “And after I get home, after a stressful day, I just want to sit down and relax on the couch.” The study tracked the health of nearly 70,000 women without any major health problems for 14 years. It also examined the fates of 53,000 men, though the risk for them was lower.

For men who sat more than six hours a day, the mortality rate increased by 17 percent. That number rose to 48 percent for those who do not exercise and spend the most time lounging.

Via NY Post

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  • honeyxxx

    WTF most nearly every job requires u to sit for long periods of time… so were all fu***d then, and i suppose standing for too long limits your life expectancy too.. cant win really cane we!! lol!

  • honeyxxx

    oh yh FIRST!! 😉

  • nolikeyIgnoramuses

    Always find studies like this very dubious. i am sure there are so many potential variables that were probably not adequately controlled for. I dunno….although from an evolutionary standpoint I can see how this would make sense. We are not designed to be sitting idle during long periods…at least i dont think. Hmm interesting though

  • aunddoggandauntfail

    I aint standing all day that’s for sure especially in no cotton fields, these people have lost their minds.

  • Shay

    SO what are we supposed to do stand all day?? Does laying down count. lol studies can be so ridiculous sometimes.

  • miss infamous

    My brain cells die a little every time I read the articles on this site

  • Prahph

    All this fear of dying and such lol come on now. It breeds these ridiculous statements. Now women are like Sharks, if they dont swim right?? HA hAaaAA. Lets Scarethepeople dot com lol

  • zombiegirl

    how do i know this is gonna turn into a rant about bw? well i am a dark brown married mother of three so i never sit down unless i am eating. using the br, or nursing. i also play softball, run, go play at the park zoo, care 4 my moms garden and help out at church alot. and all the bw i know hold down alot of ppl so they be busy too

  • you step in jail, you getting RAPED!

    Don’t know about that, but them chicks in that picture are fine!

  • Allie

    this study is stupid

  • incendiary

    @marquis, did you come out ure sl u t t y mamas a s s or her dirty pu s sy..becuz bi t c h you got a ton of problems.

  • Kristina

    @zombiegirl, notice how the study didn’t mention race at all but someone has somehow managed to make this into an opportunity to say something negative about BW. Some people really just can’t help themselves. SMH.

  • no problem

    I don’t get a chance to see tht long but on just not too convinced with this crazy study. It doesn’t sound right. Probably just another waste of money on a lame study.

  • Just Common Sense Folks

    Correction: Lack of “MOVEMENT”

  • Educated Goon

    Why are you mad at the article? It’s just telling you fact. God didn’t created humans to sit down all day, he created them to be active. Humans created this work system which is unfortunate.

    But even though you work at a desk it’s not like you can’t take a walk around the office or walk up the stairs a bit. I mean you can find things to do. Don’t be a fata,ss

  • Educated Goon


  • Educated Goon

    I got a lot of typos… yep I need some sleep

  • Truth Hurths Of Course

    Ummm is this for fatties?

  • Somali Ninga

    No $hit!! What a waste of time!

  • ??

    anything excessive will kill you? what other statistical studies will they come up with next?

  • styles

    hahahaha all yall now scared because yall was sitting down when you read this story and eating icecream.

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    Dumbest thing I’ve ever read in my entire life.

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  • Keli

    Everything these days will cause you to die…

    deodorant causes breast cancer… cell phones… working behind a desk…

    I was just told that wearing a bra with an underwire would increase the likely hood of breast cancer.

    I say don’t worry and just live life to the fullest!

    You can do everything “right” and get hit by a bus tomorrow.

  • Gia

    Unfortunately there are only a few jobs that pay a decent salary that allows you to stand all day long. With this being said, I guess women are going to be dropping by the numbers because most in the workforce sit.

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