Sit less and live longer? Research says it's possible

Sit less and live longer? Research says it's possible

Sit less and live longer? Research says it's possible

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

(WHAS11) - A study with some obvious results has been released and is being talked about; research finds that sitting less can help make you live longer.

The study found that Americans who spent less than three hours a day sitting lived an average of two years longer than those who did. Getting off the couch and watching less than two hours of TV a day can also add over a year to your life.

The lead researcher says even just standing while you work can make a huge difference.

Past studies have linked excessive sitting with increased health risks such as diabetes and cancer.

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