For many, a sedentary life is the norm. Lots of jobs require sitting in front of a computer for most of the day, and there are plenty of us who like to spend evenings and weekends lounging on the couch in front of the TV or reading a good book.
It seems pretty intuitive that staying seated for extended periods of time isn't conducive to good health. But in case you need some examples, too much sitting can cause issues such as increased blood pressure, obesity, cardiovascular complications, high cholesterol levels, and even put you at a higher risk for cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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