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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181e373a2
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Too Much Sitting: The Population Health Science of Sedentary Behavior

Owen, Neville1,2; Healy, Geneviève N.1,2; Matthews, Charles E.3; Dunstan, David W.2

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Abstract

Even when adults meet physical activity guidelines, sitting for prolonged periods can compromise metabolic health. Television (TV) time and objective measurement studies show deleterious associations, and breaking up sedentary time is beneficial. Sitting time, TV time, and time sitting in automobiles increase premature mortality risk. Further evidence from prospective studies, intervention trials, and population-based behavioral studies is required.

©2010 The American College of Sports Medicine

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