Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sedentary Behavior Raises Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Women

Globally, people are spending more and more time engaged in sedentary behaviors. This trend is likely to increase given the availability and popularity of computers, television, and other electronic devices that encourage physical inactivity as well as an increase in sedentary jobs and modes of transportation.

Women who were physically inactive and spent 10 hours or more sitting each day were at 63% greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with highly active women who spent 5 hours or fewer each day sitting.

Women who met physical activity guidelines but sat for long periods each day were still at increased CVD risk. Read CDC's summary report here.

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