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Sitting for Hours at a Time Can Be Detrimental to Your Health

Recent research brings bad news for desk dwellers



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We’ve known for quite a while that a sedentary lifestyle isn’t healthy. But a recent study shows adults who sit still for even an hour or two without moving have a higher risk of dying prematurely than those who take frequent activity breaks. Workers who spend the most time sitting behind their desks also experience less serious conditions like neck and back pain, which can appear in as little as six months to a year. Find out how to better break up your sitting bouts here, and read about the five stretches that can help alleviate back pain here

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