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Sitting May Shorten Your Life Expectancy by 2 Years

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People who sit more can expect to live two years less than people who sit less, according to a new review of studies [USNews.com].

Researchers analyzed five large studies following 2 million people throughout the world. They found that people who sat more than three hours a day had life expectancies two years shorter than people who sat for less than three hours a day. Exercise wasn’t a factor.

[Why your daily exercise session doesn’t counteract the hours you spend sitting.]

The research also found that people who spend more than two hours a day watching TV lived 1.4 years less than people who watched less than two hours of TV a day.

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Tags: Family, Health, Leisure Time, Work