The Hidden Threat Of The Chair-Based Lifestyle

The Hidden Threat Of The Chair-Based Lifestyle
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In a world where we sit in chairs and stare at screens all day, with work extending itself into the night, our sedentary lifestyles continue to grow. But could this very act of sitting shorten our lifespan?

Lisa Baldini
  • 21 april 2011

In a world where we sit in chairs and stare at screens all day, with work extending itself into the night, our sedentary lifestyles continue to grow. But could this very act of sitting shorten our lifespan? This is the question posed by Dr. James Levine in his research about how obesity factors into our lives. Going off the fact that self-reporting isn’t always accurate, Levine sought to design a study that monitored movement in the office using motion tracking underwear. His big conclusion?

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