Sedentary periods increase risk of early death regardless of exercise

Source: Science Daily

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  New research has found that the amount of time a person is sedentary during the day is associated with an increased risk of heart disease regardless of regular exercise. A meta analysis found that the longer a person was sedentary, the stronger the negative effects on health. Dr Alter, author of the study, suggests that moving for one to three minutes every half an hour could be beneficial.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum

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