We are all aware of the detrimental effects of sitting too much; neck strain, back pain, sore shoulders, etc. Recently an article was published stating that even if people hit the minimum amount of (150 minutes a week) moderate intensity exercise, too much sitting can still cause adverse health issues such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

"It appears that there are independent health effects associated with excessive sitting, and that even in people who are meeting the physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes per week, there are ill health effects associated with sitting excessively during the rest of the day," Katzmarzyk said.

In order to avoid these adverse effects, the studies suggest to start by exchanging some of your sitting time with (preferably) moderate to vigorous activity, but light activity will even help long-term health effects.



Allison is an intern at EliteFTS. She recently graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in nutrition and a minor in business. Allison hopes to become a marketer for a fitness or nutrition company.