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Intermittent Movement Benefits Your Health. Here’s How to Get More of It into Your Work Day

Intermittent Movement

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  • Even if you are a fit athlete who exercises regularly, you may still endanger your health simply by sitting too much
  • Researchers warn that the combination of sitting too much and exercising too little can more than double the risk of heart failure in men. These risk correlations held true no matter how much they exercised
  • The act of standing up from a seated position has been found particularly effective at counteracting the detrimental health effects of sitting
  • Based on double-blind research, the minimum number of times you need to interrupt your sitting in order to counteract its cardiovascular health risks is around 35 times per day
  • There are plenty of ways to get movement in during your work hours. Included are tips from several sources, including video demonstrations of a sample at-work exercises you can do every 15 minutes or so

By Dr. Mercola

Over 50 percent of American men, and 60 percent of American women, never engage in any vigorous physical activity lasting more than 10 minutes per week. This despite a growing body of research clearly showing that "exercise deficiency" threatens your overall health and mental well-being, and shortens your lifespan.


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