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Sitting Too Much Ages You by 8 Years

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  • Being sedentary for long periods of time each day appears to accelerate aging at the cellular level
  • Older women who sat the longest were, on average, eight years older, biologically speaking, than women who moved around more often
  • Cellular aging was accelerated among women who sat for more than 10 hours and got less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily

By Dr. Mercola

How many hours do you sit each day? If you're not sure, do a quick tally. For most people, cutting this number in half, or even in quarters, would go a long way toward improving their health.


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