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Prolonged sitting is bad for your health but there’s a way to mitigate the risk, study finds – CTV

June 21, 2022

Sitting more than eight hours a day can increase the risk of heart disease and early death by 20 per cent, according to a new study co-authored by a B.C. professor.

Research carried out by Simon Fraser University’s Scott Lear and Wei Li of Beijing’s Chinese Academy of Medical Science tracked 100,000 people in 21 countries over 11 years to try to get more insight into the dangers of prolonged sitting.

“Sitting is bad for us, and that’s nothing new,” Lear told CTV News, explaining they were trying to measure, in part, whether increased physical activity could mitigate the ill effects.

The risk of early death and heart disease increased further among those who spent even more time sitting and did the least activity, the research found. Physical activity, even for those who did the most sitting, brought the risk down. “Those people who were highly active had much lower risk, and even had lower risk than those people who are sitting for four hours a day without doing physical activity,” he explained.

Read more: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/prolonged-sitting-is-bad-for-your-health-but-there-s-a-way-to-mitigate-the-risk-study-finds-1.5955670

 

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