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Is sitting getting a bad rap?

Posted at 11:09 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 11:09:10-05

A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine took a look at nearly five-thousand public servants in the UK.
On average, the people who took part in the study are in their mid-forties with no history of diabetes, heart or circulatory problems and most claimed to be physically active.
Over the course of 13 years - only 402 of the nearly five-thousand workers developed diabetes.
the report concluded that the fix for sedentary lifestyles may be more complicated than just eliminating as much sitting as possible.
Researchers say more attention needs to be paid to the type of sitting and the context around it.
for example -- higher status jobs are usually associated with sitting.
But those in higher socio-economic positions are shown to have lower risks of chronic diseases.
Meanwhile heavy TV watching has been linked to issues like unemployment or poorer mental health.
So what can you do for yourself?
Experts suggest 60 to 75 minutes of physical activity a week will eliminate the increased risk of death associated with sitting.