Excessive sitting increases risk of early death – study

Excessive sitting increases risk of early death – study

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Excessive sitting (for more than 11 hours a day) increases the risk of early death.

This is evidenced by the results of a study by scientists from the University of California (USA), which published in the magazine Journal of the American Heart Association, writes Science Alert.

5,856 women aged 63 to 99 took part in the study. As part of the experiment, the women had to wear an activity monitor for seven days, which recorded the time they sat and moved.

After that, the researchers followed the participants for ten years and linked their activity data with the risk of death.

It is noted that 1733 women died during 10 years of observation.

The researchers found that participants who sat for more than 11 hours a day had a 57% higher risk of early death than those who sat for less than 9.5 hours a day.

At the same time, scientists do not have a common opinion about how many hours sitting can affect health.

People who have a sedentary job are advised by scientists to periodically get up and walk between work tasks or during phone conversations.

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