Study: 240,000 adults over 8 1⁄2 years – watching a large amount of television was associated with a higher risk of death, including from cardiovascular disease – even for participants who reported seven or more hours a week of moderate-to-vigorous exercise. The research, published in 2012 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used TV viewing and overall sitting time as a proxy for sedentary behavior.
“All the movements a person does during the day—from getting up to close the garage to rocking in a chair—are non-scheduled physical activities that can make a big difference in terms of daily calorie expenditure by causing a person’s metabolism to increase.”
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WSJ March 11, 2013, 6:53 p.m. ET- Hard Math: Adding Up Just How Little We Actually Move