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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS MAY 13, 2015 5:30 AM

With evidence mounting that sitting for long stretches of time is unhealthy, many of us naturally wonder how best to respond. Should we stand up, or is merely standing insufficient? Must we also stroll or jog or do jumping jacks?

A new study offers some helpful perspective, suggesting that even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the harms of over-sitting.

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