io9: Sitting is destroying your body

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Via io9:

The war on sitting has begun. The view that we’re really not designed to stay seated for the entire day has been gathering steam this year, culminating in articles like this on at the New York Times and the ongoing discussions about standing desks over at BoingBoing — because some people really are happier on their feet all day long. Even among scientific experts, the movement is gaining traction. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is set to dedicate their entire August issue to the “many aspects of the problem of sedentary behavior.” This issue is separate from concerns that we’re not exercising as much as we’re meant to. Now, say researchers, there’s evidence that too much time spent seated could be a major risk factor for certain diseases…

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