Harvard Heart Letter

Exercise as an antidote for excessive sitting?

Research we’re watching Can an hour of brisk walking counteract the downsides of sitting for most of the day? Maybe, according to a study published online July 27, 2016, by The Lancet. Earlier research has linked physical inactivity and excessive sitting to a higher risk of heart disease and early death. The new study analyzed data from 13 studies involving more than one million adults, mostly ages 45 and older. …

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