Can exercise positively affect the potentially harmful effects of sitting?... Recently the American Heart Association released a science advisory supporting the conclusions that “warn that no amount of exercise offers any protective effect (to mitigate the effects of prolonged sitting).”

“Regardless of how much physical activity someone gets, prolonged sedentary time could negatively impact the health of your heart and blood vessels.” The statement added that more effort should be made to determine specific recommendations as to how much sedentary and active time is appropriate for optimal health. In the meantime, the researchers offered a simple solution based on what they do know: “SIT LESS, MOVE MORE”.

  • Excerpted from IDEA Fitness Journal, Nov/Dec 2016