Here’s Just How Bad Sitting Around Is For You

sitWe all know that sitting is the new smoking — it raises the risk of disability, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, not to mention obesity. And research also shows that even if you hit the gym or the jogging path every day, sitting is bad for you.

A new study puts some precise numbers on the different types of cancer that might be associated with too much sitting around can do. For every two hours spent sitting in front of the computer or television, the average person raises his or her risk of colon cancer by 8 percent, of endometrial cancer by 10 percent and of lung cancer by 6 percent.

By Maggie Fox at NBC News