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Exercise Cannot Offset Too Much Sitting

Greater sedentary time was associated with increased risk of adverse health outcomes, including early death, even in those who otherwise exercised regularly, a meta-analysis indicated. With data pooled from 41 primary research studies, researchers found that long periods of sitting time were positively correlated with all-cause mortality and other outcomes, after adjustment for levels of physical activity, compared with study participants reporting relatively little sitting time. — Biswas A, et al “Sedentary time and its association with risk for disease incidence, mortality, and hospitalization in adults” Ann Intern Med 2015; 162: 123-141