Too much sitting can reduce life expectancy

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:59pm

Too much sitting may be taking years off one's life, doctors said.

According to health experts, a person's metabolism comes to a dead stop when sitting. The body's calorie-burning rate then plummets and fat and cholesterol levels rise.

They did offer a simple solution: for every hour sitting down, they encourage to get up and move around for ten minutes.

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