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Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Your New Goal?

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  • Prolonged sitting is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and early death from all-cause mortality, but the average American spends nearly 10 hours sitting each day
  • Walking is a pattern of movement essential to reducing your risk of disease; research has demonstrated significant improvements in health when you walk approximately 15,000 steps a day
  • Consider using a fitness tracker to reach your walking goals, a standing workstation with a balance board at work and an exercise ball at home to increase movement

By Dr. Mercola

Sitting for too long during the day may increase your risk of death from nearly all health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke. Sitting for eight hours or more each day is associated with a 90 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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