The Sydney Morning Herald

Hold on to your seats, because standing is no better than sitting! Or so reports of a new study, much touted by the media in the past week, suggest.

The study of more than 5000 people over a 16-year period found that sitting is not the new smoking.

Instead, the researchers from the University of Exeter found no major difference between the mortality rates of those who sat and those who stood for similar periods. What made the difference to premature mortality was how much people moved in general. read more