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Thirty minutes' exercise won't counteract sitting all day, but adding light movement can help – new research

By Sebastien Chastin, Professor Health Behaviour Dynamics of People, Places and Systems, Glasgow Caledonian University
Keith Diaz, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
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It’s recommended we do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day – or 150 minutes a week – to stay healthy. But 30 minutes accounts for just 2% of the day. And many of us spend most of the rest of the time sitting.

Research shows that sitting can be bad for our health in many ways – with some even suggesting it’s as bad for us as smoking. And our new…


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