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Sitting Bad for Your Health

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

Nilofer Merchant | Posted 01.18.2013 | Small Business
Nilofer Merchant

As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. Excessive sitting, defined as nine hours a day, has been called a lethal activity. So four years ago I switched one meeting from a coffee meeting to a walking-meeting, and I've noticed some unanticipated side benefits.

Why Getting Up Without Your Hands Is A Sign Of Health

Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser If you're able to sit and rise from the floor with just one hand -- or better yet, no hands -- you likely have a lower risk of deat...

Sit Less, Stand More: Your Health Depends On It

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.

Staying Active At Work Will Improve Your Health (VIDEO)

Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk each day, but this low energy expenditure can lead to back pain, obesity and even cardiovascular disease and ...

Take A Walk! 6 New Reasons Not To Sit All Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Consensus is not always an easy thing to come by in the health and wellness worlds, but if there's one topic that inspires seemingly little debate, it...

6 Under-The-Radar Health Risks Exposed

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

Heart disease. Cancer. Stroke. Thanks to strong public health awareness initiatives, many women are aware of the most common killers of women in the U...