Is sitting really harmful?

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“Sitting all day is killing us!” I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve read or heard that statement in news articles this year. We all understand that inactivity in general is bad for us, but it’s almost reached fad levels lately to say that “sitting is the new smoking” (that’s another line I’ve seen echoed across many sources). Before you run out and buy that standing desk, let’s look at some of the issues around sitting to see if it really is the killer the media is making it out to be.

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