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Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think


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Even if you exercise regularly, it might not be enough to counteract the effects of too much sitting.

Many people have sedentary jobs and also engage in sedentary leisure activities after work, with the result that a lot more time is spent sitting than moving. A study calculated how much time a group of men spent sitting during an average day, and found that those who sat during the day were substantially more likely to die of heart disease.


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