Is sitting down bad for our brains?

We tend to sit down a lot at work, school and in front of the TV.  There’s plenty of evidence that suggests this prolonged sitting is bad for our physical health, but what about our brains?

A new paper from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute explores how prolonged sitting may have a negative impact on brain health.

The researchers are examining how breaking up sitting with light intensity exercises can reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Lead researcher Michael Wheeler is a PHD candidate in Exercise Physiology at the University of Western Australia.

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