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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sitting for too long can cause early death - New study

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A new study published on Monday in the latest edition of Annals of Internal Medicine has revealed that sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death even for people who hit the gym after a long day in a desk chair.

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The study team, led by Columbia University exercise researcher Keith Diaz, tracked the movements of close to 8,000 adults.  He said:
"We think a more specific guideline could read something like, 'For every 30 consecutive minutes of sitting, stand up and move/walk for five minutes at brisk pace to reduce the health risks from sitting,' 
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It was concluded that both the total volume of sedentary time and its accrual in prolonged, uninterrupted bouts are associated with all-cause mortality, suggestive that physical activity guidelines should target reducing and interrupting sedentary time to reduce risk for death.

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