To understand how common are our Sedentary behaviors, this study
used data from a nationally representative survey of about 5,900 adults to examine sitting time and leisure-time physical activity.
The study estimates how much time adults sit, how many are physically inactive.
Researchers report 1 in 4 adults sit for more than 8 hours a day, 4 in 10 are physically inactive with no moderate or vigorous activity during the week, and 1 in 10 reported both sitting more than 8 hours a day and being physically inactive.
Bottom Line: Sitting too long and being physically inactive can be bad for your health, and it's important to understand how common these behaviors are among U.S. adults.