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I firmly believe that my own diabetes and obesity was caused by too much sitting at my business – an internet firm.

I remember my legs feeling numb after sitting 2 hours at a stretch – WAY TOO LONG.

You don’t have to be a “couch potato” to be at risk from too much sitting. Many people’s lives are being cut too short right now with excessive sitting.

Sedentary Lifestyle – Definition

 

Increases in sedentary behaviors such as watching television are characteristic of a sedentary lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity. A person who lives a sedentary lifestyle may colloquially be known as a couch potato. It is commonly found in both the developed and developing world.
Sedentary activities include sitting, reading, watching television, playing video games, and computer use for much of the day with little or no vigorous physical exercise.
A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to many preventable causes of death. Screen time is the amount of time a person spends watching a screen such as a television, computer monitor, or mobile device. Excessive screen time is linked to negative health consequences.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedentary_lifestyle

Sedentary Lifestyle – Media

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