People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

The scientists found that even non-smokers who exercise regularly and would be considered in good shape double their risk for heart attack if their job requires them to sit most of the time.

Experts recommended trying to stand at least twice an hour, to help combat the negative effects of sitting. So it's probably about time to step away from your computer and get another cup of coffee.

[Men's Health]