Study: Excessive amounts of sitting can erase some benefits of exercising

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A lot of sitting can be harmful for your health, even if you exercise regularly, according to new research. (KTRK)

A lot of sitting can be harmful for your health, even if you exercise regularly, according to new research.

Researchers concluded that the more time people spent on their backsides, the greater their risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, cancer and type-two diabetes.

Regular exercise appears to mitigate some of the harmful effects of prolonged sitting, but not all.

An analysis of more than a dozen studies found that at least 60 minutes a day of moderately intense exercise is needed to counter the risks associated with prolonged sitting.

What can you do to reduce your sitting time?

Experts recommend to stand for a few minute every half hour at work, use a desk that will let you work both standing and seated and park as far as possible from entrances so you will have to walk more.


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