How sitting all day affects the body

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The implication, of course, is that sitting too much is actually harmful to your health. What might surprise you, however, is just how detrimental sitting can be. With one in four Americans sitting for eight hours per day or more, there’s never been a better…

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13 hours a day on our bottoms, why not get Fit While You Sit?

You may not want to be sitting down to hear this: spending 13 hours a day seated, as 20 million of us do, can seriously endanger your health. Women spend the equivalent of 74 days a year on their bottoms. Men are even worse — parked on their behinds for 78 days. It’s not entirely…

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Tight Hips and Shrinking Muscles: Sitting in a Heap of Trouble

We are a country of workaholic couch potatoes. No matter how good our intentions, the sad fact is that many of us work 9-to-5 office jobs, sitting in a chair (and often sitting with terrible posture), hunched over a computer for the majority of the day. In addition to those myriad problems related to this…

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