Here’s how long you should spend on your feet for better heart health

Global News

Interested in a tighter waist, smaller pants size and lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels? Australian doctors say they’ve figured out how long you should be standing and moving around daily to improve your heart health.

Health officials called for 10,000 steps a day, but the new findings may be easier to track. The magic number is two hours of standing or moving around instead of sitting per day, University of Queensland researchers say.

“This has important public health implications, given that standing is a common behaviour that usually replaces sitting, and that can be encouraged in the workplace with interventions such as sit-stand desks,” said Dr. Genevieve Healy, a senior research fellow at the university’s School of Public Health.

“Get up for your heart health and move for your waistline,” she said.

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The Australian study, published Thursday night in the European…

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