The Sit Hits the Fan

For the last couple years, there have been few health-related stories beaten into our heads more deeply than the admonition that sitting for long periods of time will kill you. In other words, you knew this study was coming: According to University of Exeter and University College London researchers, “sitting is no worse than standing for a person who doesn’t otherwise move his or her body.” I don’t feel bad for myself as the original warnings never moved me from my couch. But there are plenty of you out there right now standing at your desk after driving your VW diesel to work. There’s nothing left for you to believe in.

+ Oh, and you know how all our screen use is preventing us from getting a good night’s sleep? Well, according to NatGeo: People without electricity don’t get 8 hours’ sleep either.

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