Work, watching television or other sedentary activities which require you to sit for long periods of time may be killing you.

These studies indicate the longer you sit, the more likely it is there will be negative heath effects and long term, they can be deadly.

Based on this information, even if you're otherwise active, sitting for long periods of time, like at a computer for instance, will still create health problems.

Fortunately, even if your job requires you to sit all day at a desk, there are ways to combat the negative effects. One of the best things you can do is stand up every hour or so for five minutes and move around.

By breaking up the amount of continuous time you're sitting, you'll be significantly less likely to suffer the health risks associated with sitting too much.