Quit the sit

By Margo White In Health

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24th November, 2012
There is fresh evidence that sitting around all day is not only bad for the waistline and lower back but can also kill us. Sitting’s sometimes fatal consequences are highlighted in research from the University of Leicester, which combined the results of 18 studies involving nearly 800,000 people. The good news is that doing something about it is as simple as getting out of your chair. The Leicester researchers found the average adult spends 50-70% of his or her time sitting, and that remaining so for a prolonged time doubled the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It didn’t make any ...

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