Time spent sitting, watching TV, associated with mortality – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Survey data shows that most Americans sit for the majority of the day – as much as eight to ten hours.
Matthews: We think that that much sitting takes away from other kinds of activities people do in their daily life and that loss of activity maybe an important component to the mortality risk reduction that we saw in our study.
Narrator: NIH investigator Dr. Charles Matthews took data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.
Matthews: In addition to exercising at recommended levels, reducing sitting time when possible appears to be an important component to a healthy lifestyle or certainly extending longevity.
Narrator: 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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