Stand up ev­ery 30 min­utes

Milwaukee Health - - PERSPECTIVE -

You may have heard Mayo Clinic Dr. James Levine’s catch­phrase “sit­ting is the new smok­ing.” That’s not too far from the truth, says Dr. Jac­que­lyn Kulin­ski, a car­di­ol­o­gist at Froedtert & the Medical Col­lege of Wis­con­sin. “Ev­i­dence shows that lack of ex­er­cise and too much sit­ting are risk fac­tors for di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, car­dio­vas­cu­lar death [and] some can­cers,” says Kulinksi. An hour­long work­out won’t can­cel out eight hours of sit­ting at your desk, she adds, but new re­search sug­gests stand­ing up ev­ery 30 min­utes will help.

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