Chained to Your Desk? It Could be Harming Your Health

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Chained to Your Desk? It Could be Harming Your Health The American Cancer Society concluded after a 14-year study that Americans who sit for six or more hours a day increase their chance of early death by 37% than those who sit for less than three hours a day.

The American Cancer Society concluded after a 14-year study that Americans who sit for six or more hours a day increase their chance of early death by 37% than those who sit for less than three hours a day.

"Prolonged time spent sitting, independent of physical activity, has been shown to have important metabolic consequences, and may influence things like triglycerides, high density lipoprotein, cholesterol, fasting plasma glucose, resting blood pressure, and leptin, which are biomarkers of obesity and cardiovascular and other chronic diseases," says Dr. Alpa Patel, the study's lead researcher.

So what can you do to lessen the chance of early mortality (aside from changing your job to a more active one)? You can find ways to incorporate more movement time in your workday to lessen the minutes you're glued to your desk. Here are some ways to get started:
Exercise->Health
Nov 15, 2011
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