By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Do you sit most of the day? It is probably not a good idea. You need to get up and around.READ MORE: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Mayor Jim Kenney Speak Out On Philadelphia's Ongoing Gun Violence Crisis
According to Harvard scientists, women who sat for 10 or more hours during the day had a greater chance of heart attack or stroke, especially if they were also overweight or over the age of 70.READ MORE: New Jersey Mother, Danielle Mead, Four Children Safely Located, Gloucester Township Police Department Says
Compared to very active women who sat for 5 or less hours per day, the sedentary women were at 63% greater risk for heart disease.MORE NEWS: Teenager Killed In Trenton Shooting Identified As Shemiah Davis, Mercer County Prosecutor's Office Says
There were over 70,000 women in the study, which was designed to review a large number of health and lifestyle issues.