Even though you may look cool and health-conscious among the slobs at your office, ditching your chair isn't enough. More activity throughout the day is needed.
"Our findings suggest that reducing sitting time might not be quite as important for mortality risk as previously publicised and that encouraging people to be more active should still be a public health priority,” said lead author of the study, Dr. Richard Pulsford from Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, followed more than 5,000 participants over the course of 16 years.
But what about desks with a built-in spin bike? Where's the research on that?
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