Staying Still Too Long Hurts You, Even If You Exercise

If you get lazy just as hard as you get running, you're still at a higher risk of dying from cancer, heart disease or other illnesses than those who stay moderately active throughout the day. That's the latest out of the journal for the American Heart Association, which examined people who had long periods of inactivity (TV watching, computer use or the like).

Regardless of whether they also got out and got real exercise, researchers found that keeping your muscles inactive for long periods of time hurts your health. Assuming you don't take that as a call to abandon exercise entirely, consider some tips on halting a sedentary lifestyle and getting active throughout your day.

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