This report talks about a study that involved specially designed underwear that could tell if participants were sitting, standing or lying down. The usual correlations were found: people who are overweight or gained tend to sit more than those who were more active. The study’s author, Dr. Jensen, said that a 30-60 minute trip to the gym may not be enough to combat all the time Americans spend sitting.
According to Jensen, “It’s not going to prevent risk for disease and weight gain if that’s all you do is go to the gym for 30 minutes or an hour and spend all of the rest of your day sitting.”
Read the full article here: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/22/is-sitting-for-long-hours-at-work-the-new-smoking/