Benefits of Low-Intensity Activity (Bazian / BMJ / BBC News)

Summary

Evidence supports the common-sense view that any type of activity is beneficial for avoiding premature mortality. Conversely, long periods of inactivity and sitting are deleterious to health.

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Reference

‘Sit less, move more’ may be key advice for living longer. London: NHS Digital (previously NHS Choices); Behind the Headlines, August 22nd 2019.

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Reference

Ekelund, U. Tarp, U. [and] Steene-Johannessen, J. [et al] (2019). Dose-response associations between accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time and all cause mortality: systematic review and harmonised meta-analysis. BMJ. August 21st 2019. 366: l4570.

Physical Exercise Guidelines

Guidance on physical activity indicates that any form of physical exercise helps to protect against obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression.

“ … any activity is better than none, and more is better”.

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Reference

Strengthen muscles as well as heart to stay fit and healthy, say top doctors. London: BBC Health News, September 7th 2019.

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