Don’t Just Sit There


You may train, but what do you do besides that? A study out of Oregon State University suggests that how you use your off-hours can play a major role in your long-term health. OSU researchers found that nearly half of Americans (47 percent) spend more time sedentary (i.e., sitting on the couch) than doing even light, non-strenuous activities like walking around a shopping mall or working in the garden. The researchers advise getting at least 30 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity, but they warn that if you sit for the rest of the day, you could still be at risk of developing chronic disease.