30 Jan '17, 3am

Is all sitting equally bad? Hint: Your Netflix binging might not be the best health strategy

Is all sitting equally bad? Hint: Your Netflix binging might not be the best health strategy

The study involved 3,410 African American adults in Jackson, Mississippi, who completed a series of surveys and had the thickness of their carotid artery walls measured with ultrasound, which is a good early measure of heart-disease risk. The surveys measured both TV viewing time (in increments of two hours per day) and sedentary time at work (never, seldom, sometimes, often, always), as well as levels of physical activity. For TV time, the results were as expected: The more TV the subjects watched, the thicker their artery walls, regardless of how much they exercised. But the same wasn’t true for workplace sitting—in fact, those who sat more at work seemed to have better arteries, even after adjusting for factors like income and level of education. What does this mean? Well, it suggests that the nature of your sitting time matters. The researchers point out that TV time i...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/is-all-sitting-...

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