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How much time do people spend sitting each day?

People spend about nine hours sitting each day. According to a 2012 study, people were sitting an average of 64 hours a week. That’s about nine hours of sitting every day. Nine hours. Sitting. Every day. It’s not hard to believe when you think about how jobs and workplaces have evolved. From modes of transportation and communication, to the way people even procure and prepare food, people have physically engineered activity out of their lives.

To track the number of hours a person spends sitting , for one day he or she could track every minute spent sitting, from the morning commute, working at a desk, lunch with colleagues, afternoon meetings, the commute home and even the time on the couch after dinner, and add up the number of hours.

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