Those who sit less live longer

Those who sit less live longer

Previous studies have found links between sitting time and dying younger for men and women. Alpa Patel, PhD, co-author of the study and also American Cancer Society Strategic Director, Cancer Prevention Study 3, says sitting is linked to dying younger even for people who get a lot of physical activity.

The American Cancer Society recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week (or a combination of these), preferably spread throughout the week, and limit time spent sitting when possible.

Patel says at home, people can make small changes that reduce their sitting time such as standing up while folding laundry and watching TV. At work, she recommends:

  • Parking farther away from where you’re going, so you walk more
  • Standing during conference calls
  • Making short meetings “standing” meetings, if you’re the organizer
  • Taking a 1-2 minute standing or walking break every hour

Patel says, “For optimal health and cancer prevention, meet physical activity recommendations and reduce time spent sitting.”

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