27 Nov 2019

Prolonged sitting was associated with higher mortality from all causes, as well as increased incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes, even among people who exercise regularly, according to a meta-analysis published in the January 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Of course, these studies can be misleading. People who sit at a computer for more hours at home will be likely to suffer diseases of a sedentary lifestyle. And even people who exercise might be more at risk as they will sit more than any other activity including exercise.
The common sense take home lesson is that by and large, the more we move, the healthier we are and vice versa. When in doubt, GET UP AND MOVE!

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