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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:34 AM

Why sitting is not the ‘new smoking’
EMMANUEL STAMATAKIS
Last updated 05:00, February 17 2017
 
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Rather than being the "new smoking", we need to think of sitting as an important part of the wider problem of physical inactivity.


Sitting has been branded the "new smoking" for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.

Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even depression. This has led to a surge in media stories on the risks of sitting, even for people who do a lot of exercise.
 
 
> This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.
 
http://www.stuff.co....the-new-smoking


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