8 common habits that could shorten your life

Excessive sitting affects life expectancy

1. Too much sitting

Almost a decade ago, researchers already knew that a sedentary lifestyle shortens your life.

One study showed that if you can sit for less than three hours per day, and limit your TV viewing to less than two hours a day, you will have added almost 2.5 years to your life expectancy.

That’s the difference between living to be 80 and only living to be 77.

A sedentary lifestyle is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Fortunately, there are ways you can add physical activity to your day, even if you sit at a desk all day.

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Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.