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Don’t Fall Prey to the Sitting Disease

| July 20, 2014 Comment

Don’t fall prey to the sitting disease, health experts warn. Sitting for too long and for too many hours can be dangerous to your health.

A new study shows that 34 diseases and health conditions have been linked to excessive sitting, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, disability in people over 60, and cancer, heart disease and stroke. Getting up and being active can reduce the risk of all these diseases.

A new survey shows that most Americans spend 10 to 15 hours sitting – at their desks, in their cars, and in front of TVs. Doctors suggest moving around for 10 minutes every hour; it doesn’t have to be vigorous physical exercise. Just walking around the room or out in the garden, and doing some chores around the house can help break up your sitting time. More….

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