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Physical fitness and strength could protect against too much sedentary time


New research suggests that physical strength and a higher level of fitness could offset some of the negative effects of too much time spent sitting. — AFP Relaxnews

New research suggests that physical strength and a higher level of fitness could offset some of the negative effects of too much time spent sitting. — AFP Relaxnews

Results from a UK study have added to the growing body of research that an active lifestyle can help offset the negative health effects of too much time spent sitting, suggesting that those who are fitter and stronger are less likely to be impacted by sedentary time. 

Carried out by researchers at Glasgow University, the study analysed data on 391,089 participants taken from the UK Biobank, a large, long-term study that includes data on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer incidence, along with television viewing, computer screen time, grip strength, fitness and physical activity. 

   

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