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Sep 16

Sitting down all day might not be that good for you!

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21583239-real-science-lies-behind-fad-standing-up-work-standing-orders

This article summarises the latest research which suggests that standing up to work instead of sitting down at a desk all day might have unexpected health benefits.

“…Sloth is rampant in the rich world. A typical car-driving, television-watching cubicle slave would have to walk an extra 19km a day to match the physical activity levels of the few remaining people who still live as hunter-gatherers. Though all organisms tend to conserve energy when possible, evidence is building up that doing it to the extent that most Westerners do is bad for you – so bad it can kill you….”

Read the whole article to find out why.

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