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The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span: Study

(HealthDay News) The more Americans engage in one of their favorite pastimes -- sitting around -- the shorter their average life span, a new study suggests… It's just one more reason to "get up and walk," said Dr. Jay Brooks, chairman of hematology/oncology at Ochsner Health System in Baton Rouge, La.

"The message here is like everything in your life. People need to recognize that the things you do every day have consequences. And if you're in a job that does require sitting, that's fine, but any time you can expend energy is good. That's the key."

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Community: I recently posted some ideas for getting more exercise, even at work. A proposal that came from one of the First Lady’s conferences on combating obesity was to initiate recess programs for the workplace. And there are “Workouts to do while pumping gas.” Time to get creative!

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