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By Tom Randall - 2013-07-03T17:12:34Z

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Sitting

I think you should sit down for this. Er, actually, maybe you should stand. 

Just as many people fear things they shouldn’t, like vaccines, there are plenty of everyday threats that deserve more of our attention. Take, for example, the humble desk chair. Sitting at work, and in leisure, for hours at a time shaves off more of your life than smoking cigarettes, according to a whole bunch of studies ignored by just about everyone. 

The human body wasn’t built for the modern lifestyle of sitting all day, which leads to increased rates of heart attacks, diabetes and death all around. Even exercise and staying otherwise fit won’t protect against the dangers of the chair (though a standing desk will). 

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