Reducing daily sitting time may have a positive impact on cardiovascular risk. A study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2015 meetings reports there are serious health consequences to ‘sitting too much’ and this may be different from the impact of not enough exercise. After adjusting for the traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, researchers found each hour of daily sedentary time was associated with a 10% higher risk of having increased coronary artery calcium scores.
So reduce your daily sitting time by 1-2 hours for better heart health.
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.