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Physical Activity

Brief Walks May Counter Health Dangers of Too Much Sitting

Moving around as little as two minutes per hour reduces risks.

July 2015 — Multiple studies have warned about the health risks of sitting too much. Hours spent sitting, whether at desks or in front of the television, have been linked to increased odds of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and kidney problems. But modern life can make it difficult to stay out of chairs, and alternatives such as “standing desks” don’t appeal to everyone.

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