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Two Minutes of Walking Each Hour Drastically Improves Health, Study Says

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  • People who walked for two minutes out of every hour spent sitting increased their lifespan by 33 percent
  • Excessive sitting is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and death from virtually all causes
  • Ideally, try to sit for less than three hours a day; a standing workstation can help with this goal

By Dr. Mercola

Sitting for too long has been found to increase your risk of death from virtually all health problems, from type 2 diabetes and heart disease to cancer and all-cause mortality.


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