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Ask the St. Elizabeth Expert: How do I reduce my sit time?

Ask the St. Elizabeth Expert: How do I reduce my sit time? (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Are you taking years off your life just sitting around?

That question a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine attempted to answer.

After reviewing information from 54 countries, they found that people who sit more than three hours a day have a four percent chance of early death from a whole host of health problems.

Have no fear thought! The Business Health Experts at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare have some things that they recommend to help everyone move more.

It appears that, even if you go to the gym, sitting a lot throughout the day still takes years off your life.

They suggest everything from standing at your desk to classroom workouts with your co-workers.

They say our culture just lends itself to a much more sit around work day than we have had before.

“I think that's our culture now, we are running from place to place meeting to meeting and there's always a list of things to do, and other priorities that you can have in the workday,” said Sarah Faller of the St. Elizabeth Business Health Services.

“Sitting all day long is really not good for you, it's not good for your body, it's not good for your circulation, so even if you just stand up, do some mild stretches, once an hour is perfect, set your watch or your device to alarm you every hour so that you are standing up, you are moving, anything helps,” said Tina Legris, the Director of St. Elizabeth Business Health Services.

Both Tina and Sarah are part of a team that will actually go into your workplace and evaluate how employers can help workers move and feel better.

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