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A new report examines the possible problems with long periods of inactivity.

According to a new study published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, people who sit for long hours are prone to heart disease. And that includes those who exercise regularly too. The research was done by scientists from the University of South Carolina and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

NY Times reports:

To no one’s surprise, the men who sat the most had the greatest risk of heart problems. Men who spent more than 23 hours a week watching TV and sitting in their cars (as passengers or as drivers) had a 64 percent greater chance of dying from heart disease than those who sat for 11 hours a week or less.

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