An hour’s activity ‘offsets a sedentary day’.

July 28, 2016

A new study published in medical journal the Lancet has found that an hour’s “brisk exercise” each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a sedentary working day. As reported by the BBC, the survey drew its results from data gathered from over a million people as part of a study of physical activity timed to coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Being inactive is known to be linked to an increased risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Current NHS guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, but this new evidence suggests that twice that amount is needed for people whose daily routine.

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