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  •  Did you know, "Sitting is the new smoking” (4+ / 0-)

    Just read an interesting article:Get up! Study says sedentary time means less ability in everyday life

    It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.


    Being sedentary will lead to problems “independent of time spent in moderate or vigorous activity,” concluded the researchers, .....

    Sitting has been getting a lot of attention lately, to the point that there’s a new adage: “Sitting is the new smoking.” In addition to encouraging everyone to sit less, people are specifically encouraging exercises during TV watching and during work hours, with walking meetings and standing desks, as ways to decrease sedentary time.

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