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Sitting all day = 🚬 ?

Researchers in Taiwan have uncovered evidence supporting the controversial idea that “sitting is the new smoking.”

In a new study, which looked at the health outcomes of nearly 500,000 people over 20 years, scientists found that those who spent long periods sitting at work were 16 percent more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who did not.

It has also been shown that sitting for long periods of time at work increases a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 34 percent.

People who alternated between sitting and not sitting at work did not face an increased risk of death.


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