Could Our Easy Sedentary Lifestyle be Taking Over Our Lives?

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

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.

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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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