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Sit Less, Move More to Stave Off Heart Disease

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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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