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Hey Cuzin' - How Long Do You Sit Each Day? It Could Be Aging You

Hey Cuzin' as Spring is approaching I'm giving you some critical information to keep you healthy and active with the warm weather.

Did you know that sitting for extended periods can take years off your life? If you work at a job that keeps you rooted this may be some information to take note of.

According to Dr. Mercola, well respected natural health expert, a sedentary lifestyle could end up contributing to long term health ailments like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and could even result in premature death.

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine gave activity trackers to a group of 64- to 95-year-old women and questioned them about their activity. Those who sat for more than 10 hours a day and got less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity had shorter telomeres.

A telomere is a cap on the end of a DNA strand, and each time a cell divides the telomere becomes shorter making this an effective way to measure aging from a cellular level.

For more information and a full explanation of Dr. Mercola's methodology on aging visit his blog 

SOURCE: PEAK FITNESS BY MERCOLA

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