Study: Sedentary Lifestyle May Decrease Lifespan

by: cancercompass

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology this month, 'couch potatoes', or those who do not often participate in physical activity, showed an increase in cardiovascular disease mortality.

Researchers studied over 123,000 U.S. adults who were enrolled in the Cancer Prevention II (CPS-II) study funded by the American Cancer Society.

The study's researchers also "adjusted" for a number of risk factors which may have skewed the results, including smoking and body mass index.

"The more time you spend sitting, the less total energy expended and you can have consequences such as weight gain and increased obesity," Dr. Alpa Patel, the study's lead author, told Health Day.

Do you try to make exercise a part of your everyday regimen? What activities do you do for exercise?