Here is a very interesting article by Melissa Healy that reviews a study published in a recent edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine that, 'racking up prolonged sedentary time increases your risk of early death.'"
"After tracking subjects for four years, the researchers found that subjects who racked up the most time sitting were most likely to have died during the study period, and those who spent the least time sitting were least likely to have died. That was no surprise."
"But when they looked at the death rates as a function of how often subjects went long hours without getting up, they saw a similar pattern: Those whose sitting bouts tended to be lengthier were more likely to have died than were those whose sitting spells tended to be shorter."
"Make no mistake, the authors of the new research cautioned: 'Accumulation of large volumes of sedentary time is a hazardous health behavior regardless of how it is accumulated.' But logging sedentary time in shorter bouts of sitting 'is the least harmful pattern of accumulation.'”
So how many times do you get up each hour? And why?
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