Sedentary Behavior and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality
Published: August 15, 2016
- U.S. adults spend an average of 6 to 8 hours per day sitting.
- Epidemiologic evidence is accumulating that indicates greater time spent in sedentary behaviors is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adults.
- While the evidence base that will be the foundation for guidelines on sedentary behavior continues to grow, it is appropriate to recommend that adults “sit less, move more.”
- Commentary: Waiting for Detailed Guidelines on Sedentary Behavior? Be Patient. by David Buchner, MD, MPH
- Top Things to Know: Sedentary Behavior and Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality
- AHA News: Sitting too much may raise heart disease risk
- News Release: Sedentary time may raise heart disease risk – sit less, move more