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Tags: sitting | watching TV | longevity | diabetes | heart risk | stroke | heart disease

Sit Less, Live Longer

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 09:31 AM

Several previous studies have linked extended periods spent sitting down and/or watching TV to poor health, such as diabetes and death from heart disease and stroke.

To investigate further, researchers looked at data collected for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to calculate the amount of time American adults spent watching TV and sitting down on a daily basis. Then they scoured medical research studies, pooling the data from five relevant studies involving 167,000 adults to precisely calculate how inactivity correlates with lifespan.

The results, published recently in the online journal BMJ Open, finds that limiting the amount of time spent sitting down to under three hours a day would add an extra two years to life expectancy. Not only that, but restricting time spent watching TV to under two hours daily would extend life expectancy by an extra 1.38 years.

So if you want to live longer, get up

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Studies show that sitting for long periods of time is associated with diabetes and death from stroke and heart disease, so experts advise sitting and watching TV less and becoming more active.
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