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.”