Select the number of hours you sit when you…

Additional Information

I exercise about 1/2 hour to an hour daily.

Select the longest amount of time (in hours) you sit without interruption

Total Sitting Hours per Day hours
Risk for “Sitting Disease”  *




  • A 2012 study (van der Ploeg et al) provides evidence that prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity
  • “Low” risk for sitting under 4 hours per day
  • “Medium” risk for sitting 4 to 8 hours per day
  • “High” risk for sitting 8 to 11 hours per day
  • “Very High” risk for sitting over 11 hours per day
  • If your sitting time is uninterrupted for 2 hours or more, your risk is adjusted to “Medium” or greater. Glucose and insulin levels are adversely impacted due to uninterrupted sitting; persistent increases in glucose and insulin levels can increase risk for diabetes. Prolonged uninterrupted sitting is also associated with other conditions, such as deep-vein thrombosis