DOC­TOR’S NOTE

Gloucestershire Echo - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

■ SIT­TING less and mov­ing more of­ten is as­so­ci­ated with a lower risk of early death in mid­dle aged and older peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tists.

A new study, fea­tured in the BMJ, shows that sit­ting for nine- and-a-half hours or more a day, ex­clud­ing sleep­ing time, is as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of death.

Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have re­peat­edly sug­gested seden­tary be­hav­iour is bad and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity is good for health and long life.

Mod­er­ate ac­tiv­ity in­cludes brisk walk­ing, vac­u­um­ing or mow­ing the lawn, while vig­or­ous ac­tiv­ity in­cludes jog­ging or dig­ging.

Walk­ing is good for health

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