LONDON — A new study is challenging the widely regarded advice that sitting for hours on end at desk jobs or TV binge watching will lead to your untimely demise.

Researchers at the University of Exeter and University College London looked at data from 5,000 participants over 16 years, and found that prolonged periods of sitting doesn’t increase the risk of an early death if you are otherwise physically active.

This flies in the face of advice issued by the National Health Service (NHS), which says adults should get up and move around every 30 minutes. It says that people who sit the longest have an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular ailments and premature death Read more…

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