29 Apr '15, 6pm

Even if you run (a lot) sitting too much is still bad for you:

Even if you run (a lot) sitting too much is still bad for you:

What were the results? Of the 930 male subjects, 124 developed metabolic syndrome in the followup period. Metabolic syndrome is shorthand for a collection of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Even when you account for fitness level, those who did the most sitting were 1.65 times as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as those who did the least. (See table below.) “Our research shows that regardless of your physical fitness—even if you have a high level of physical fitness—spending a large amount of time sitting puts you at an increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome,” lead author Anna E. Greer, Ph.D., told Runner’s World Newswire by email. “This is important because even those who exercise regularly still need to consider the amount of time they spend sitting.”

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/health/too-much-sitting-incre...

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