Stand up, it's good for your health

Stand up, it's good for your health
MGN Online
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:23am

A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine says what we all don't want to hear again, sitting so much may be killing us. The researchers compared women who sat 11 hours a day to women who only sat for four and the results are astonishing.

The group that stayed seated, had a 13% increased change of cardiovascular disease, 27% increased chance of coronary heart disease and a 21% increased chance of cancer. Those are no small numbers and of course all of these health problems are associated with high mortality rates.

Researchers say it's a good reminder to stand up and walk around throughout the work day.

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