The science of why sitting all day is bad for your health

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Is sitting all day at work slowly killing you? The simple answer is yes. Staying in a fixed position for extended durations can have serious adverse effects on your health.

In this episode of the Facebook series, "Science the $#!* out of it," Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig talk about what happens inside your body when you sit or stand all day.

Sitting in a stationary position every day can increase your risk of high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels. It may even cause premature death due to cardiovascular disease or certain types of cancer.

Also, it turns out that standing all day isn’t that much healthier than sitting all day and can cause similar health effects. But there is a silver lining: it’s not that hard to counteract.

Learn more on how to combat sitting or standing all day on this episode of "Science the $#!* out of it." Watch the whole series: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceTheShtOutOfIt/

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