From today's LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sedentary-disability-20140219,0,7209026.story.
What will happen to good ole Johnny Depp when he's quite older and decides to just "sit" around...doing nothing. Well, researchers at Northwestern’s Feinberg Medical School, Rush University Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are saying that we need to "Get Up!" Yes, get up off our tushes and get moving.
"It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.
In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that people older than 60 would have some disability in ordinary skills such as getting around the house and feeding themselves, according to the study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
Being sedentary will lead to problems “independent of time spent in moderate or vigorous activity,” concluded the researchers."
To read the actual study, click here - http://journals.humankinetics.com/jpah-in-press/jpah-in-press/sedentary-time-in-us-older-adults-associated-with-disability-in-activities-of-daily-living-independent-of-physical-activity.