Don’t Just Be Active…Avoid Being Inactive


As we age, risk for illness and disability increase, potentially decreasing quality of life. Research has shown that higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sedentary time are both associated with better quality of life. Given that we only have 24 hours in a day, a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine investigated how reallocating time spent on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep was associated with quality of life.

The researchers found that reallocating 30 minutes from sedentary behavior or light-intensity physical activity to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with a higher quality of life, whereas shifting time away from moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and toward more sedentary behavior, light-intensity physical activity,


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