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Sit Less, Move More to Stave Off Heart Disease

Sitting and other sedentary behaviors are so hazardous to health that adults should significantly limit the time they are inactive to stave off heart disease and stroke, a special American Heart Association panel said in a report published Monday.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Sitting for no more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time and then walking around the room for 2 minutes is the one exercise that has the greatest return on time investment. Usually it takes 1 hour of vigorous exercise to overcome 8 hours of sitting.






    In line with the recent American Diabetes Association Position Statement, we recommend interrupting sitting every 30 minutes with a few minutes of light intensity activity, in addition to regularly taking part in a structured exercise program … Stand up, sit less, and move more — particularly after meals.”


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