Sitting Increases Risk of Disability After 60, Study Suggests

February 19, 2014 5:05 PM

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Sitting Increases Risk of Disability After 60, Study Suggests

Here's another reason desk jockeys need to get up and move. Researchers are finding that sedentary behaviors like sitting even just an hour extra per day can up your risk for disabilities in later life — even if you are a moderately active gym rat.

The study published Wednesday in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health is the first to show that sedentary behavior alone may be an independent risk factor for disability, separate from lack of moderate physical activity, its authors say.

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