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"Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame " - Dennis Thompson

  • HealthDay
  • New York, NY
  • (April 23, 2019)

America's couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why. Total daily sitting time increased about an hour a day for teenagers and adults between 2007 and 2016, researchers found. Teens spend an average 8.2 hours a day plopped down, and adults about 6.4 hours. All of this sedentary behavior has serious implications for people's health. Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, director of women’s cardiovascular prevention, health and wellness at The Mount Sinai Hospital said, "If you sit all day, going to the gym doesn't matter. Throughout the day, the more you move the better it is. Every hour, get up and do something."

—Suzanne R. Steinbaum, DO, Senior Faculty, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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