How Much Does Sitting Negate Your Workout Benefits? | Runner’s World


Study: Each hour of sitting erases 8% from the health benefit of an hour of running.

Published July 14, 2014

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Runners have always known that more is better (within reason). If you run a few more miles per week, you get fitter and faster. The same increases in fitness have been linked to decreased risk of major life diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and the like.


More recently, we’ve learned that less is better too–less sitting. That’s because lots of sitting increases the risk of the just-mentioned diseases. Runner’s World Newswire reported on this phenomenon as recently as two weeks ago.


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