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SITTING CAN BE GOOD FOR THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Posted by at 10 May 20

Physical inactivity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease,and it is becoming increasingly prevalent. It ranks similarly to cigarette
smoking, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol as contributors to heart ailments. When a person’s activity level declines, the
rate of heart disease increases. What’s more, less- active, less-fit persons have a 30 to 50 percent greater risk of developing high blood
pressure (New York State Department of Health, 2008). Only 30.9 percent of U.S. adults report engaging in leisure-time physical
activity (American Heart Association, 2008). / See Figure 2 / More than ever, people are opting for sedentary activities rather than active ones.