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Time Sitting Linked to BMI and Many Other Health Problems for Women

Women who have a sedentary lifestyle are at risk for several conditions, including high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and certain cancers. Between 2012-2013, the researchers interviewed 1,891 women. After adjusting for potential confounders, they found that, compared with women who spent 30 minutes or less of daily sedentary time at their jobs, women who spent 31-180 minutes sitting were 1.53 times more likely to be obese, and women who spent more than 360 minutes sitting were 1.70 times more likely. — Lin Yang, et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.140286, published 20 November 2014.