The Key To Longer Life: Less Sitting

The next time you are complaining about not getting a seat on the bus or subway you might want to think about that standing might potentially increase your lifespan.

As reported by CNN last year, a new study by the British Medical Journal Open warns against a sedentary lifestyle:

"Right now, if you're born in the U.S. this year, your life expectancy is 78.5 years," said Peter Katzmarzyk, Professor of Epidemiology at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "What we're saying is, if you got everyone in the U.S. to sit less, that population-level life expectancy would be two years higher. Our life expectancy as a country would be 80 years."

Read more about the study here.