Sitting too much, exercising too little may increase heart disease

USA Today reports that research published in Circulation: Heart Failure suggests that “both sitting too much … and exercising too little may increase the chance of heart failure.”

The study indicated that “the risk of heart failure was more than double for men who sat for at least five hours a day outside of work and didn’t exercise very much compared with men who were physically active and sat for less than two hours a day, says the study’s lead author, Deborah Rohm Young.”

Meanwhile, “the risk was lowest for men who exercised the most and sat for fewer than two hours a day, she says.”

HealthDay reports that the researchers came to those conclusions after looking at data on “more than 82,000 men between the ages of 45 and 69.”

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