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Physical activity weakens dangers of prolonged sitting

from MedPage Today

Doing 60 to 75 minutes of moderately intense physical activity a day can help reverse the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle, and can weaken the detriments of watching TV, according to the results of a meta-analysis. Those who sat for more than 8 hours a day and completed less than 2.5 metabolic equivalents of a task had a 59 percent increased risk for mortality when compared with those who sat for less than 4 hours a day but completed more than 35.5 METs. more


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