You May Not Smoke, But Studies Show Sitting Can Kill You Too (Charisma News)

This article notes the behavioral/societal changes that have led to a more sedentary population over the past few decades. Things like services to replace work that people used to do themselves (think mowing the lawn, oil changes, etc.) to “drive-thru” options for everything from coffee, to prescriptions, to banking. Even shopping, which used to involve going out, is now done while sitting at a computer.

What the overall effect? As Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic has said, “Researchers have linked sitting for prolonged periods with a number of health problems and premature death from cardiovascular disease.”

For many of us, “Sitting has become the new smoking,” he says.

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