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20 million lazy Britons at risk of fatal heart disease according to new report

third of Britons are putting themselves at risk of an early grave because they do hardly any exercise, a new report reveals.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) today warns that swathes of the population are needlessly heightening their chances of developing potentially fatal cardiovascular diseases by as much as 35 per cent.

The research also finds that there is a significant risk of illness even among those who do exercise sufficiently, due to the length of time many of them spend sitting down at work.

The Government recommends that adults undertake at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity a week, such as cycling or fast walking, as well as exercises to strengthen the legs, torso and arms on at least two days a week.

But the BHF’s Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behavior Report 2017 finds that in some parts of the country nearly half of adults are not meeting the official guidelines.

Every day activity is key to human health. Less time in the chair is a must. Using a standing desk for some of your working day is one of the many options to move more.

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