Sitting for long periods of time each day increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Stroke survivors living at home spend 75% of their waking hours sitting down, which is much higher than healthy people of a similar age, making them at particularly high risk.

The study seeks to assess the immediate effects of either sitting all day, or breaking up sitting time with regular short bursts of physical activity. This study is the first important step in understanding how a particular intervention (reducing sitting time) might affect the health of stroke survivors.

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