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Myth 3: Sitting Is the New Smoking

Myth 3: Sitting Is the New Smoking

Let’s not demonise a behaviour as normal as sitting. People in every culture sit a lot. Even hunter-gatherers who lack furniture sit about 10 hours a day, as much as most westerners. But there are more and less healthy ways to sit. Studies show that people who sit actively by getting up every 10 or 15 minutes wake up their metabolisms and enjoy better long-term health than those who sit inertly for hours on end.

If you work all day in a chair, get up regularly, fidget and try not to spend the rest of the day in a chair, too.

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