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New shows that office workers and other who sit down a lot must exercise for one a day. If they do this, they will increase their of living longer. Doctors have been telling us for a long that sitting down all day will shorten our life. Researchers now say that sitting in a all day is as dangerous to our health as smoking or being . Research on over one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the of dying early by up to 60 per cent. However, there is good for those who sit at a desk all day. An hour's "brisk exercise" each day can cancel out the risk of an early linked to sitting all day.

The research was published in for people to read before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Researchers hope this will encourage people to exercise more. They say that being increases the risk of getting heart , diabetes and cancer. Watching TV all day is one of the things we can do as that also means we get no exercise and are to eat unhealthy snacks. One researcher said office workers should find to get out of their seat more often. Professor Ulf Eklund advised people to: "Take a five-minute every hour, go to the next office, go to the coffee machine, go to the printer." He added: "Build physical into your everyday ."

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