Core Behavior – Sit Less

One in four adults sits for over eight hours per day. This sedentary lifestyle, regardless of physical activity, can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in adults. The more sedentary a person is, the less likely they are to maintain a healthy weight. Moving more and sitting less, even short episodes of physical activity, has proven immediate and long-term health benefits. Light-intensity physical activity can be a beneficial first step in replacing sedentary behavior. Given the high levels of sitting and low levels of physical activity in the US population, most people would benefit from sitting less and moving more. When adults with chronic conditions or disabilities are not able to meet the above key guidelines, they should engage in regular physical activity according to their abilities and should avoid inactivity.

Watch Less TV

Choose to Move More

Walk More. Connect More.

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