Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Early Death in Women

Don’t Just Sit There! Prolonged Sitting Linked to Early Mortality in Women


A woman’s body at rest will remain at rest — and that means health woes for older women. Led by Cornell University nutritional scientist Rebecca Seguin, a new study of 93,000 postmenopausal American women found those with the highest amounts of sedentary time — defined as sitting and resting, excluding sleeping — died earlier than their most active peers. The association remained even when controlling for physical mobility and function, chronic disease status, demographic factors and overall fitness — meaning that even habitual exercisers are at risk if they have high amounts of idle time.

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