■ 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