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Reverse the negative effects of sitting with 22 minutes of moderate exercise

25-Oct-2023

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Just 22 minutes of brisk walking, jogging, or cycling daily can counteract the health risks of prolonged sitting, according to research by UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

The study analysed 11,989 individuals over 50 from Norway, Sweden, and the US.

It found that even those with desk jobs or avid TV watchers can increase their lifespan with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

The research demonstrated that sedentary time carries higher risks of death, but 22 minutes of MVPA daily eliminates this risk.

Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, this study underlines the UK's recommendation of 150 minutes of MVPA per week.

This groundbreaking study affirms that integrating a mere 22 minutes of physical activity daily can significantly boost overall health and longevity.

A daily 22-minute dose of brisk exercise can offset the health risks

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British Journal of Sports Medicine

The journal of sports and exercise medicine is published semi-monthly and co-owned with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Public research university in Tromso, Norway.

Reverse the negative effects of sitting with 22 minutes of moderate exercise