Take a stand against sitting

Studies have linked long periods of sitting with an increase in heart disease and early death.

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Odds are you are sitting while you read this. In fact, more than half of an average person's waking hours are spent sitting, according to a study in the Jan. 19, 2015, Annals of Internal Medicine.

All that sitting can cause great damage to your health. "The health risks tied to sitting may not be completely related to the act of sitting itself, but rather that sitting keeps you from doing healthier activity," says Dr. I-Min Lee of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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