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Take a Stand against Heart Disease

Daily Health Tips update for October 20:

heartA recent study found that people who spend most of their day sitting had the poorest measures of heart health--even if they exercised. Most Americans log an average of nearly 8.5 hours sitting each day. On the bright side, study participants who got up from their chairs periodically throughout the day had lower markers for heart disease than those who didn’t get up, even if they had similar total sitting times.

Of course, long, active breaks are the best, but brief breaks can help. Try standing or walking around while on the phone, use the restroom on another floor and opt for walking to coworkers’ desks to discuss things rather than sending emails.

What do you do to fight heart disease?


Source: Good Housekeeping

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