Sit Less, Live Longer?
Studies have shown that sitting less and standing more can slow the aging process within cells. However, most of these studies have not proven whether sitting actually causes poor health. Scientists in Sweden have conducted a new experiment where they altered the amount of time people spent exercising and sitting, and tracked the results. They were particularly interested in whether the changes would have any effect on the group’s telomeres, tiny caps on the ends of DNA strands that shorten and fray as a cell ages. The results of the study did not find any links between standing and premature death.
The New York Times