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Short, Frequent Walks May Reverse Dangerous Side Effects of Sitting

A number of recent studies have shed light on the dangers of sedentary lifestyles and too much sitting, but new research shows that taking short, frequent walks may reverse those effects, an article published by CBS News reports. According to the study, sitting for extended periods of time can disrupt endothelial function, causing blood to pool in the legs. Researchers studied 11 healthy men who were not obese, concluding that in a pair of trials, one hour of sitting still resulted in a decrease in arterial function by as much as 50 percent, though this impairment could be eliminated with five-minute walks for every hour of sitting.

Read the article published by CBS News.