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Want to know more about Obesity, Exercise and Breaking Sedentary Habits? See recent news and studies to learn more about the issues, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

New Look reviews clothing prices amid ‘fat tax’ row

Fashion chain New Look is reviewing its prices after an outcry that some larger-sized clothes were more expensive than those in smaller sizes.

The High Street retailer said it was hoping to “ensure pricing differences like these” did not happen in future.

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Sitting for hours can shave years off life

That might sound ridiculous — or obvious — depending on your perspective, but the findings don’t come from a fringe study. They come from the American Cancer Society, whose researchers studied 123,216 people’s health outcomes during a 14-year period.

In particular, the American Cancer Society study finds that women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40% more likely to die during the course of the study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day. Men were about 20% more likely to die.

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Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up

Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life spans.

It finds that exercise does not have to be prolonged in order to be beneficial. It just has to be frequent.

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