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Why sitting at your desk all day may be worse for you than once thought

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U.S. - We've heard it all before: it's not good for us to sit at our desks all day long.  Well, a new study suggests it may be even worse than we thought.

You may want to stand up for this.  Staying seated for as long as we do, hour after hour, day after day, may be slowly chipping away years of our life.

The study was just released in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Researchers compared women who sat 11 hours a day to women who only sat for four and the results are astonishing.

The group that stayed seated had a 13% increased chance of cardiovascular disease, a 27% increased chance of coronary heart disease, and a 21% greater chance of cancer.  These are health problems that are all associated with high mortality rates.

The researchers say it's a good reminder to stand up and walk around throughout the work day.

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