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It turns out even light exercise can undo the harm caused by sitting

A woman walks her dog in the sunshine in St James Park, London
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People who spend much of their day sitting may need to move around less than we thought to counteract their sedentary lifestyle, new research shows.

Our research, published on Monday (April 22) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found about 20-40 minutes of physical activity a day seems to eliminate most health risks associated with sitting.

Thatโ€™s substantially lower than the one hour a day a previous study found.

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