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Stand Up, Sit Less and Move More, Researchers Say; Here's How to Do It

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  • Sitting for eight hours or more each day is associated with heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and all-cause mortality
  • Swapping two hours of sitting a day with two hours of standing or stepping leads to improvements in triglycerides, waist circumference, cholesterol levels and more
  • Taking 10,000 steps a day may lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure

By Dr. Mercola

Research continues to show that sitting excessively can contribute to chronic disease, worsen your quality of life and even shorten your lifespan. Yet, many countries are still only advising their residents to get regular exercise, while ignoring the importance of increasing overall daily movement.

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