Being sedentary for long, uninterrupted stretches of time during the day may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study tracked 5,600 women ages 63-97 for a week, regarding their amount of movement, along with the duration they were sedentary at any one time. Researchers discovered that both the total amount of daily sedentary time and long, uninterrupted periods of it were linked to higher risk of heart attacks and strokes over the next 3-5 years. The risk was lower when sedentary periods were broken up by physical activity.
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