Sitting Is Bad For Your Memory

Stand up! If you want to improve your memory, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend …

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Long Sitting Periods May Be Just as Harmful as Daily Total

A new study finds that it isn’t just the amount of time spent sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the day that can affect risk of early death. The study, published online September 11, 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that adults who …

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Putting a Stop to Prolonged Sitting

In case you’ve been living (or sitting) under a rock lately, you’ve probably seen the onslaught of articles about how terrible sitting is for our health. Here are the highlights: Sedentary time is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality; the strength of the association …

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