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Sitting for prolonged periods may be linked to death

Reducing sitting time may increase life expectancy

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A new study finds sitting for more than three hours a day is linked to nearly 4% of all deaths worldwide.

Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil estimate that reducing daily sitting time to less than three hours could increase life expectancy by an average of 2.5 months. Sitting less also motivates people to be more active, which leads to numerous health benefits.