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Desk job could double the risk of premature death

A study of almost 8,000 people found those who sat for long periods were up to twice as likely to die over the next four years. 

Regularly sitting for one to two hours at a time can be deadly – regardless of exercise. 

Those who kept their sitting bouts to less than 30 minutes had the lowest risk of death. Dr Keith Diaz, of Columbia University in New York, said: “If you have a lifestyle where you have to sit for prolonged periods, a movement break every half hour could reduce your risk of death.” 

Daily Express :: Health Feed

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