Radio NZ: Sitting for long periods found to be unhealthy

Sitting for long periods could be harmful to the health, even for people who regularly engage in exercise.

The study, undertaken by AUT researchers, supports earlier research which suggested being sedentary was unhealthy.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“AUT Public Health Professor Grant Schofield says inactivity and prolonged periods spent sitting increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and early death.

“He says people need to think about not just getting out and exercising, but breaking their sitting time with activity.”