Study: active women still spend too much time sitting

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By NBC News

Study: active women still spend too much time sitting

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM CDT

CHICAGO -- New research finds even women who are physically active spend too much time sitting.

Past studies have shown that people who sit for extended periods of time are at a greater risk of developing chronic diseases.

Many of the women in the study met or exceeded exercise recommendations, but still spend an average of nine hours a day sitting.

Researchers recommend replacing sitting with some light activity, like walking down the hall instead of sending an email, standing while talking on the hone or taking breaks to move around.

This study was led by researchers at Northwestern University and published in 'Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity'.

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