Originally posted on vineoflife.net:
Could too much time in your chair be killing you? Studies show sitting more than six hours a day puts you on a potentially deadly track, even if you exercise!
That’s pretty bad when you consider Americans sit about nine hours a day on average.
When we sit, especially for long periods of time, our bodies tend to shut down, which can lead to an early death.
The ‘New Smoking’
“The trick, the trick, the trick,” he said, is to have it firmly fixed in our minds, “that sitting is the new smoking. That sitting is literally bad for you.”
For 15 years, Dr. Levine has studied the grim consequences of spending too much time on our duff.
For starters, obese people sit on average two-and-a-half hours more every day…
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