Study: Even Sleeping Is Better for Heart Health Than Sitting
Jay Croft - WebMD
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November 18, 2023

Adults are so sedentary that simply replacing a few moments of sitting with any type of activity, including sleeping and standing, can improve cardiovascular health.

That’s according to new research in the European Heart Journal conducted by the University of College London and the University of Sydney.

Researchers have found that adults are sedentary for an average of 9½ hours a day. They looked at six studies involving 15,000 people from five countries. Participants used trackers to measure activities and heart health over a typical day.

People who participated in more rigorous activities generally saw better heart health. And even standing and sleeping brought improvements.

“When participants swapped out sitting for as little as five minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, there was a tangible positive impact on their heart health,” Fox News reported.

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Related: Even 4,000 Steps a Day Can Have Major Health Benefits (The New York Times)

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