Take a stand and be active to reduce chronic disease, make aging easier, research finds

January 16, 2014 1:19 PM

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Take a stand and be active to reduce chronic disease, make aging easier, research finds

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to Kansas State University research.

Even standing throughout the day -- instead of sitting for hours at a time -- can improve health and quality of life while reducing the risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and colon cancer, among others.

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