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Less Sitting May Lead to Longer Life

Spending less time sitting down could help you live longer.

At least, that's what a new study in the British Medical Journal Open suggests.

Researchers say reducing your sitting time to less than three hours a day could tack on an extra two years to your life.

They say limiting TV time to two hours a day could add on more than a year.

Researchers looked at several previous studies that examined 167-thousand men and women ages 18 to 90 across the globe.

They also studied the health risks of sitting and how prevalent inactive behavior is in the U.S.

Researchers say their findings do not prove that being a couch potato will cause you to die younger.


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