Get Up & Stand Up!

Apparently, exercise is not enough toward off risks of sitting still for long periods.

Researchers who tracked people over 45 found that those inactive for more than 12.4 minutes at a time had almost twice the risk of dying during the study period as those inactive for less than 7.7 minutes at a time.

This effect held even when people did vigorous exercise.


Diaz, K.M., Howard, V.J., Hutto, B., Colabianchi, N., Vena, J.E., Safford, M.M., Blair, S.N. & Hooker, S.P. (2017) Annals of Internal Medicine. 167(7), pp.465-475. DOI: 10.7326/M17-0212.

New Scientist (2017) Get Up, Stand Up. New Scientist. 16 September 2017, pp.5.


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