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To counter the effect of sitting too much, try the astronaut workout

By Gretchen Reynolds

30 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Our bodies are not well suited to either zero gravity conditions or long, static working hours. The solution is to run straight up a wall.

Exercise like an astronaut and you might avoid the unhealthy effects of sitting too much, according to recent studies about the benefits of space workouts.

The research, which involved astronauts on the International Space Station and bed-bound volunteers in Houston, suggest that the right mix of scientifically tested exercises can stave off undesirable physical consequences from being weightless on the space station - or inactive for long hours on Earth.

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