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Could Our Easy Sedentary Lifestyle be Taking Over Our Lives?

by Rishika Gupta on November 25, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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Could Our Easy Sedentary Lifestyle be Taking Over Our Lives?

To understand how common are our Sedentary behaviors, this study used data from a nationally representative survey of about 5,900 adults to examine sitting time and leisure-time physical activity.

The study estimates how much time adults sit, how many are physically inactive.

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Researchers report 1 in 4 adults sit for more than 8 hours a day, 4 in 10 are physically inactive with no moderate or vigorous activity during the week, and 1 in 10 reported both sitting more than 8 hours a day and being physically inactive.

Limitations of the study include self-reported data. Practitioners can help support programs and policies that help adults sit less and move more.

Bottom Line: Sitting too long and being physically inactive can be bad for your health, and it's important to understand how common these behaviors are among U.S. adults.

Source: Eurekalert
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