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Smart phones may cut down sedentary behavior

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Washington: If you are often nagged by your parents for using smart phones, then you must make them read this article, as new study has found that smarts phones may reduce sedentary behavior.

American Cancer Society researchers have explored that whether smartphone interventions have the potential to influence sedentary behavior.

The study found that over the seven-day study period, participants had significantly fewer minutes of daily sedentary time and more daily minutes of active time than controls.

Accelerometers recorded three percent less sedentary time than control participants, equaling about 25 minutes of time spent engaged in activity rather than in sedentary behavior on any given day.

Research concluded that simple smartphone prompts appeared to be a promising strategy for reducing sedentary behavior and increasing activity, though adequately-powered and well-designed studies will be needed to confirm these preliminary findings.

The study is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. (ANI)

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