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03/18/2014 12:13 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2014

Is Your Chair Killing You?

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Like many of you, I spend hours and hours in front of a computer. To relax I often watch hours of TV—the news, classic films, hot new series or sports. What's involved? A great deal of sitting.

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review sitting is so pervasive today that we don’t even realize how many hours we spend seated. I became aware of this when my back went out and my physical therapist chided me for sitting at my desk for hours on end. Still, I didn’t think the health consequences would be great so long as I exercised properly, watched what I lifted, and walked a lot.

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