Sitting-Time Calculator

Do you know how much you are sitting?

Excessive sitting impacts our body’s metabolic system, which causes “sitting disease,” and can increase the risk of mortality. Evaluate how much you sit each day and learn ways to reduce that time.

Select the number of hours you sit when you…

Additional Information

I exercise about 1/2 hour to an hour daily.

Select the longest amount of time (in hours) you sit without interruption

Total Sitting Hours per Day hours
Risk for “Sitting Disease” blank *




  • A 2012 study (van der Ploeg et al) provides evidence that prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity
  • “Low” risk for sitting under 4 hours per day
  • “Medium” risk for sitting 4 to 8 hours per day
  • “High” risk for sitting 8 to 11 hours per day
  • “Very High” risk for sitting over 11 hours per day
  • If your sitting time is uninterrupted for 2 hours or more, your risk is adjusted to “Medium” or greater. Glucose and insulin levels are adversely impacted due to uninterrupted sitting; persistent increases in glucose and insulin levels can increase risk for diabetes. Prolonged uninterrupted sitting is also associated with other conditions, such as deep-vein thrombosis