Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle

When the researchers controlled the data for fitness, they found extended periods of inactivity only increased the amount of fat in the blood and lowered good cholesterol. Additionally, the more fit a participant was, the lower his risk for obesity and other metabolism-related diseases.

Eat less; move more is the mantra of this blog. To read further on the benefits of exercise, particularly on the brain, check out my Page: Important Facts About Your Brain (And Exercise).

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Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

The research found that people who were more fit were able to counter some of the ill health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, such as high blood pressure. And, not surprisingly, folks who were fitter also had less body fat, according to the researchers from the American Cancer Society, the Cooper Institute and the University of Texas School of Public Health.

For the study, more than 1,300 adult men from a Texas clinic kept track of the amount of time they spent watching TV and sitting in a car. At regular clinic visits between 1981 and 2012, the men used a treadmill to test their fitness levels.

Being inactive for extended periods of time can result in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, more body fat…

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