News Flash: Sedentary Hours Shorten Life

Get Off Your Duff!

Researchers find a link between sedentary hours and longevity. Even if you’re physically active, sitting more than three hours each day can shorten your life.

With the preponderance of office jobs and a huge retired population, the “easy life” may be killing us. This just in from NYU researcfhers:

Sitting time is linked to death from heart disease and other causes, with life expectancy increasing by two years if adults reduced their sitting time to three hours per day. Individuals who exercise regularly but are still sedentary for several hours a day may be at greater risk for adverse health outcomes than their physical activity levels might suggest.

For the complete press release see the source link.

Source:  Amount of time New Yorkers spend sitting around far exceeds healthy levels | EurekAlert! Science News.

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