Time spent sitting, watching TV, associated with mortality – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have known for a long time that exercise is associated with the reduced risk of death. NIH investigator Dr. Charles Matthews recommends reducing the time spent sitting.
Matthews: At this point in modern life, most Americans are sedentary or sit for the majority of their time each day; it can be as much as eight to ten hours a day or more. So it seems to me that sitting that much can have deleterious health consequences even if you exercise a few hours each week.
Narrator: A recent study shows that time spent sitting, watching TV, is associated with early death. For details, visit the website http://dietandhealth.cancer.gov/. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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