29 Jun '12, 10am

Spending too much time working at a computer can shorten your lifespan, according to doctors

LONDON - Fidgeting could prolong your life because sitting or lying still for too long is bad for your health, doctors have said. Spending too much time on sedentary activities like watching television or working at a computer can shorten your lifespan and raise your risk of conditions like heart disease and stroke. But breaking up your "sitting time" throughout the day with simple activities like walking or stretching your legs - even for a minute or two at a time - could counteract the harmful effects of being a couch potato and lead to better overall health. Although doctors still recommend that people get more than 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week to keep healthy, they said less strenuous activities could also be of benefit. These might include things that do not even feel like exercise such as standing up and bouncing on your heels, wiggling your ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120629-0000156/Fidget...

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