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January 19, 2010

We’ve been warned about health risks that come with not exercising, but Swedish doctors now write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that it’s also dangerous to simply sit.

Sitting, the docs say, minimizes use of muscles. And that leads to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Read the Bloomberg story here.

If you work at a desk, they advise, take breaks and get up and move around.


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