Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sitting-Longevity Link, 2

Researchers have found a link between too much sitting and longevity. They reported:

·         Simply standing more often may not be sufficient to offset the down-side of sitting too much
·         Those who are primarily sedentary for more than half of their day can boost their longevity by engaging in short bursts of light-intensity activities (e.g., walking, cleaning, gardening)
·         Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death in research participants by 33%.

Bottom line? Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting. More tomorrow.

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