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Why sitting may be hazardous to your health

Interrupting sedentary time with short bouts of exercise may diminish the dangers of inactivity. Every time we think we have a handle on all the things that are bad for us, another one is added to the list. A few years ago, researchers put inactivity on the roster of major health risks. “Everybody knows smoking is bad for your health. But what isn’t common knowledge is that physical inactivity is as powerful…

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