Physical activity has numerous health benefits. However, a new study suggests that fitness, not physical activity, reduces cardiovascular risk factors.

“Our Western lifestyles necessarily involve a lot of sitting, and we spend more and more time sitting on average as we age. But our findings show that being fit plays an important part in successful aging and may lend protection against the negative health effects of being sedentary.”

First author Silvana Sandbakk

Source: Fitness, not physical activity, mitigates negative effects of prolonged sitting – Medical News Today