Women who sit for more than six hours daily are around 40 per cent more likely to die than those sitting for less than three hours a day, a study said.
Extended periods of sitting down increases risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and obesity, the study said.
People who have a desk-bound job have almost twice the risk of developing a type of colon cancer, reported CNN.
Some workplaces are trying to combat the health problems of sitting down by installing low-speed treadmill desks, reported CNN.
Diabetes experts point out that sitting is not bad for us in moderation but can be addictive and harmful in the long-run.
OK, the lack of references to Helen Archer, Wayne Hayes and the Institute of Studies give it away. It's the Daily Mail.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a spoof. Especially that last line.
H/t to Leg-Iron.