in a health alert issued by the us health and nutrition examination survey* involving 4,757 adults in the united states and which was published in the european heart journal last month, determined that sitting down for too long is bad – regardless of whether the person exercises regularly and has a healthy diet.

what this does is to lower good cholesterol and increases triglycerides.

the study also found that getting up and moving about, even for a minute or two, instead of just sitting for long periods, could result in a smaller waistline and reduce the risk of suffering from a heart attack.

lending credibility to the study, several doctors in singapore said it underscored the importance of not leading too sedentary a lifestyle.

*notes:
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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a survey research program conducted by the National Center for Health …