Harvard Women's Health Watch
Ask the doctors: Should I stand while I read?
Ask the doctor Q. Your November issue presented a dilemma for women like me, who love to curl up with a good book. I was pleased to read that book reading is linked to longer life, but not so happy to learn that prolonged sitting increases the risk of several health conditions. Iíve tried standing when I read, but I donít enjoy it. Any other suggestions?