Friday, March 30, 2012

Health:  Sit at Your Peril

Yet another study illuminating this surprisingly significant health problem ...

In people 45 years and older, sitting for 11 or more hours a day led to an increased risk of death (from all causes) by about 40% over four years, compared to the risk of death in people who sat just four to eight hours a day, the study found.

People plopped on their behinds for eight to 11 hours daily had about a 15% increase in risk of death.

And no matter how much exercise the participants reported, sitting for long periods still raised the risk of death.

For more, see Sit at Your Peril by Brian Vastag, March 28, 2012 at The Checkup.

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