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Get up, stand up, for your health

By: Monique Tello, M.D., M.P.H., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications A solid body of scientific evidence strongly suggests that the more time a person spends sitting, the higher their risk of death from any cause. Multiple large studies and high-quality data analyses show that regardless of age or health issues, the hours we spend in our office chairs, cars, or on the sofa watching television can literally kill us. …

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