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A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that you can’t exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly.
The study’s simple message is that spending more time standing and less time sitting prolongs life.
But while the death risk was much lower for anyone who exercised five hours a week or more, it still rose as these active people sat longer.
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