Why the sedentary life is killing us – The Globe and Mail

I have seen other studies or reports with similar findings. Inactivity as the new smoking. Quote:

The researchers found that the least active, essentially those who sit all day, had a:

  • 147-per-cent increased risk of heart attack or stroke;
  • 112-per-cent increase in the risk of developing diabetes;
  • 90-per-cent greater risk of dying from a cardiac event;
  • 49-per-cent greater risk of premature mortality.

The good news is that, while 30-60 minutes of continuous exercise is recommended (walking is fine), even a short get up from your desk or the sofa make a difference, what is called ‘light ambulation’.

So get up and walk a bit after reading this 🙂

Why the sedentary life is killing us – The Globe and Mail.

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