Infographic: Sedentary Lifestyle Stats and Info

Infographic: Sedentary Lifestyle Stats and Info


Sit On These Stats! 

Sedentary lifestyle - A lifestyle that is predominantly inactive. Those who sit for 5 or more hours a day. 
Approximately 50 million americans currently lead sedentary lives.
Sitting all day can lead to: 
  • Higher body mass index
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Higher cholesterol levels
  • Early signs of diabetes
  • More than one third of US adults are obese.
We spend 30 years in our lifetime sitting.
In A Given Day You Spend:
  • 1 hour sitting in the car commuting 
  • 8.8 hours sitting at the office
  • 2 hours sitting for meals
  • 5 hours sitting in front of the TV 
Those who lead a sedentary lifestyle have a:
  • 24% higher risk of developing colon cancer
  • 32% higher risk of developing endometrial cancer  
  • 21% higher risk of developing lung cancer

Stand Up For Yourself

Heather Morris (of Glee) - “When I’m working 16-hour days and I can’t work out, I get angry very easily. It’s because I’m missing all those good endorphins. For me, exercise equals happiness.”
Standing 2 hours a day, 5 days a week equals burning 8 pounds of fat over 1 year. 
Regular Physical Activity Can:
  • Control your weight
  • Improve mental health
  • Improve mobility, motor, control and balance
  • Reduce Your Risk For:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Some cancers
  • Walking reduces depressions symptoms.
  • Walking 30 mins, 3 to 5 times a week for 12 weeks can reduce symptoms of depression by 47%.
  • Women who walk briskly for 1 hour and 15 min to 2 and a half hours a week had an 18% reduced risk of breast cancer compared to inactive women.
  • Walking 150 minutes per week of walking and potentially losing 12-15 pounds can reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.
  • For retired men, walking over 2 miles per day drops mortality rates in half.
  • For women, walking 3 hours or more per week reduces the risk of a heart attack by 35%. 

Put the “Work” In Workout

Michelle Obama - ““For me, exercise is more than just physical—it’s therapeutic.”
Moderate:  75 minutes of aerobic activity a week 
  • 15 minutes a day or
  • 38 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
Vigorous: 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week
  • 30 minutes a day or
  • 75 minutes on Saturday and Sunday

Get Toned

  • Use a standing desk
  • Take the stairs
  • Leg lifts under the desk
  • Engage in company-wide yoga
  • Ride your bike to work
  • Get up every hour and walk around the office
  • If you use public transportation, stand up during the commute
  • Park far away and walk briskly

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