We sit too much. In fact, most of us sit an average of thirteen hours out of a 16-hour waking day. This breaks down to about two hours for meals, one hour of commuting to and from work, seven hours sitting at work. and three hours of sitting at home (watching TV, surfing the internet or doing more work). That’s a total of thirteen hours. You might be wondering why I care about this. It’s because sitting this much is burdening us with illnesses we can easily prevent just by not sitting so much. Our 21st century lifestyle has created a new disease that is attributed to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, lower back pain, colon cancer, and depression. What’s it called? Sitting disease. Though not officially recognized by the American Medical Association, sitting disease is the name commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.