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How You Sit Matters

Sitting in your easy chair watching TV may be toxic Sitting at while typing on your computer may be less so Spending lots of time being sedentary (often evaluated as either sitting or watching TV) predicts increased risks of premature death and chronic diseases. Given that physical activity is the opposite of being physically inactive,…

Trade an Hour of Daily Sitting for Something Healthier

Compared to subjects who reported no physical activity, those who reported 64 minutes per day had the greatest reduction in risk of premature death (39 percent lower risk). Walking contributed most to physical activity in the study. Would you be willing to trade an hour of sitting in front of the tube each day for an hour of walking?