Eating a healthy diet and exercising may not be enough to ward off disease if you spend most of your day sitting in a chair. This is a disheartening conclusion from a study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
In a review of 47 studies, Toronto researchers found pored over exercise data, sedentary time, and rates of disease and death. A clear correlation was found between the the amount of time spent sitting and ailments such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. It did not matter if the subject was a regular exerciser or not!
Does this mean you should stop exercising? Of course not.