Sitting too much can have serious health repercussions. In fact, a new study suggests men who sit for too long raise their risk of heart failure, even among those who exercise regularly!
Researchers followed nearly 83,000 men between the ages of 45 and 69. None had heart failure at the start. Participants were asked to report on their exercise habits and sedentary time for an average of nearly eight years. Information about their height, weight, dietary patterns, education, marital status, smoking history, income and race were also collected.
Here's what the data revealed:
The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise to reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases.
I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV, with the news to help keep your family healthy.