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How Much Exercise You Need to Offset the Dangers of Sitting.

The price we pay for sitting more than six hours a day is increased risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death. In fact, the longer you sit, the greater your risk. Physical activity can reverse this risk, but just how much is needed to benefit has been unclear. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on April 22, 2019, found that replacing one hour of sitting with one hour of vigorous activity slightly lowered the risk of all-cause death and substantially lowered the risk of cardiovascular death among those who sat six or fewer hours a day. Substituting moderate for vigorous activity had no effect. Among those who sat eight or more hours a day, however, trading one hour of any kind of activity for one hour of sitting was beneficial.

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Title Annotation:HEART BEAT
Publication:Heart Advisor
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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