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Why baby boomers need to step away from the TV and get moving

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Sarasota, FL (WWSB) - Baby boomers need to get moving; that's the recommendation of a new study by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

The study surveyed people ages 50 to 71 for about 10 years. Those who tended to sit the most and move the least had more than three times the risk of difficulty walking by the end of the study. Some couldn't walk at all.

The study's authors say prolonged TV watching was particularly harmful, especially when combined with low levels of overall physical activity.

Young bodies may rebound from a lot of sitting with an hour at the gym, but that seems less true in late middle age.