Truth-Squadding Claims That Sitting Is The New Smoking
Standing desks are showing up in more and more offices and, apparently, for good reason. A growing body of research suggests that sitting can be harmful to your health. There’s even an increasingly popular slogan that says, “Sitting is the new smoking.” But is sitting at your desk as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes? We sort through the facts.
WBUR Commonhealth In recent months, study after study has suggested that sitting too much can shave years off your life — even if you work out … But the ‘new smoking’ headlines have been proliferating to the point that the phrase seems to be turning into one of those little viral units of culture called memes.
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