You don’t even have to work up a sweat. Just standing at yourdesk instead of sitting can help reduce the risk ofheart disease. New research, publishedMonday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,suggests that even minimal exercise can significantly improve one’scardiovascular health.

The report, “Exercise at the Extremes,” sought to examine pastresearch which suggested that very intense exercise, such astraining for a marathon, was as bad for one’s heart as notexercising at all.

On that front, the report, led by Dr. Thijs M.H. Eijsvogels, ofLiverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, U.K., found that thebenefits of intense exercise were likely greater than thedrawbacks.

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