- Adolescents sat for eight hours a day in decade to 2016
- Americans spend three hours a day sitting watching TV
The amount of time Americans spend sitting down has increased by an hour a day in recent years, a new study has found.
Americans of all ages increasingly take life sitting down, researchers found, but adolescents sit more than other groups. The study found adolescent Americans typically increased their total sitting time from seven hours to just over eight hours a day in the decade to 2016, the largest amount of time spent sedentary and the biggest jump of all the groups studied, experts said.