Are We Sitting on a Major Health Risk?

January 21, 2015 11:25 PM

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The big medical news this week was that sitting hours a day is taking years from our lives, whether we exercise or not. We have heard similar things before, so the now reiterated message is: Yes, we are sitting on a major health risk. Sitting IS the major health risk! The new study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, purportedly adds precision to the estimate of risk.

There are two rational responses to this, and neither of them involves panic or setting fire to all of your chairs.

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