Feature ArticlesCE: Too Much Sitting: A Newly Recognized Health RiskEanes, Linda EdD, MSN Author Information Linda Eanes is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg. Contact author: [email protected]. The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 9 - p 26-34 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000544948.27593.9b Buy CE Test Metrics AbstractIn Brief While moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) has been widely accepted as a major factor in promoting optimal health, emerging research specific to sedentary behavior suggests that MVPA alone may not be enough. This integrative literature review examines the evidence on sedentary behavior as an independent health risk for cardiometabolic health conditions, certain cancers, and all-cause mortality. In so doing, it reveals new insights into high-volume sitting and prolonged uninterrupted sitting and their relationship to adverse health conditions in order to increase awareness of sedentary behavior as an independent health risk factor, examine the potential effects of displacing sedentary time with light-intensity physical activity, and encourage nurses to advance the overall reduction of sedentary behavior. This integrative literature review examines compelling evidence that overall daily sitting time–regardless of whether a person engages in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity-may be an independent health risk for cardiometabolic health conditions, certain cancers, and all-cause mortality. It also reveals new insights into high-volume sitting (seven or more hours a day) and prolonged uninterrupted sitting (30 minutes or more) and their relationship to adverse health outcomes. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.