Know how to counter ill effects of long-time sitting

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): If you wish to live longer, reduce your sitting time and replace it with just 30 minutes of physical activity. These are the findings of recent study which appeared in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The results highlight the importance of movement for better health. About one in four adults spend more than eight hours a day sitting, according to a recent study. Researchers also found that people who sat for less than 30 minutes at a time had the lowest risk of early death, suggesting that taking movement breaks every half-hour could lower your risk of death. The study also found that replacing just 30 minutes of sitting with low-intensity physical activity would lower the risk of early death by 17 percent, a statistically significant decrease. Swapping the same amount of sitting for moderate to vigorous activity would be twice as effective, cutting the risk of early death by 35 percent. Researchers also found out that short bursts of activity, provided a health benefit.

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