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Sitting Bad Health

Stand for Something: The Perils of Sitting and What You Can Do

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

In a previous post, I discussed the negative effects of prolonged sitting and the inability of exercise to undo the damage. A new study now quantifies the association between sedentary behavior and diabetes.

Sitting Ducks

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The "progress" afforded by the Industrial Revolution has provided a natural experiment demonstrating the catastrophic effects of sedentary life. If one considers our genetic wiring, perfected over hundreds of thousands of generations, this all makes perfect sense.

Don't Just Sit There -- Take a Stand!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

We've all heard too many times that a sedentary lifestyle is hazardous to our health. Many of us who take the risks of this type of lifestyle seriously have incorporated a weekly, if not daily, exercise routine into our busy schedules. So we've got it covered, right? Wrong.