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View Poll Results: How Long Do You Estimate You Sit on An Average Day?
24 hours straight 1 4.55%
16+or- hours 1 4.55%
12+or- hours 1 4.55%
8+or- hours 12 54.55%
4+or- hours 6 27.27%
1-2 hours 1 4.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 09:52 PM
 
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Way too much. I suspect 5-6 hours on average. Some days more.
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Old Today, 02:24 AM
 
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I bike 10 miles every other day at the gym followed by weight training and walk the dogs every day.

I probably sit less than I did while working. But yes, I do sit. A lot.
same here - but run 4-6 miles, do all kinds of exercise every morning (yoga, Pilates, lifting), sometimes swim laps,----but I think I better get up and move around more in the afternoons - perhaps a walk around the block every afternoon - although I am at my normal weight....one thing I have become aware of is the possibility of that "old mans posture" that I see in other middaged to older men and it may come from the sitting.
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Old Today, 04:49 AM
 
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I would take a guess that between sitting and a nap that it might be six hours at the worst.

As the OP said this bad habit is in the news, and I have a couple of health problems which are exacerbated by prolonged sitting. I do try to make sure that my sitting time is broken up, even if only by ten or fifteen minutes at a time.

I start almost every day with a walk of half and hour to forty minutes. I am fairly crippled and have to walk with elbow canes, so this is about the max I can do for prolonged walking. However, I try to schedule one housekeeping project per day that will keep me up for a half hour or more....mopping the floors, cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming, etc. And then though I do use the computer a lot and read a great deal, I take breaks and walk to the cafe down on the corner, and if I have errands to do I do not park at the place I am going to, but at a ten minute or more walking distance from it.

My hope is that all these walking and working breaks do significantly eat into my sitting time.
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Old Today, 05:37 AM
 
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"Sitting" is in the news. It's not good for you.

How long would you estimate you sit daily?
I have a desk job, so I sit all day. But, I work out at lunch, or walk, and hit the gym after work. And I take "walking breaks" during the day as well. I make up for it.
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Old Today, 05:43 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I put 8+/- but it is probably closer to 10 across a span of 16 hours. The study I read on this was more correlation than causation and used self reported breaks and exercise, which people tend to over estimate (there have been studies on that also). Anyway, the point is that among the long duration sitters are many people who don't exercise or take breaks nearly as often as they claim. They are also more likely to be overweight.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
Location: equator
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If sitting means "legs down"---zero.

I am either sitting up in bed (the best view) or after dark, on the couch recliner.

Cooking, dishes, walking on the beach or Spanish lessons on the elliptical are the only upright activities.

After a lifetime of physical work (no desk jobs) it feels nice to relax.
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Old Today, 01:32 PM
 
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Probably quite a bit, I also exercise quite a bit. I've been battling back pain for a couple months and standing exacerbates it, so a little more than usual.
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