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A sedentary lifestyle may alter cholesterol levels

A study from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston found that long-term inactivity might have different effects on people of different ages. The results, which haven’t been published in a peer-reviewed magazine yet, say that being inactive for long periods of time can be bad for your health. Some of these effects include insulin not working as well and losing power, lean muscle, and bone mass.

As per the World Health Organization, “physical inactivity is one of the main causes of noncommunicable diseases and death around the world.” 20% to 30% more likely to get cancer, heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. About four to five million deaths could be avoided each year if people around the world were more active.  Dr. Mary Greene, a cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology in New York who was not involved in the study, commented on the results. Read the article.