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Oregon State Study: Even Low-Intensity Activity Shows Benefits for Health

A newly published Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences study looking at activity trends and outcomes among American adults found that you do not need to kill yourself by running 10 miles a day to gain health benefits – you merely need to log more minutes of light physical activity than of sedentary behavior. And the bar is pretty low for what constitutes light physical activity, researchers say. It can mean sauntering through a mall window-shopping instead of ordering online, fishing along a riverbank, or ballroom dancing.