Too much sitting? Exercise to Beat the Health Risks
Have you started your exercise routine, only to find yourself frustrated as you reach a weight loss or fitness plateau? Your sedentary job may be a bigger culprit than you realize. Recent research from the U.K. shows that sitting for hours at a time is bad for your health, even if you exercise at the end of the day.
Active Enough? Make Sure your Workouts Count
Ever wonder how long you need to workout to really be effective? The American College of Sports Medicine in collaboration with the American Heart Association provides public health guidelines on the amount of physical activity needed to maintain and lose weight. In order to maintain bodyweight and to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature mortality, the guidelines recommend minimum of 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity on most days of the week (a minimum of 2 ½ hours per week).
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