From: American Addiction Centers
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: AAC Weekly: Did you know sitting can be detrimental to your health?!
Date: Fri May 16 15:04:14 MDT 2014
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Weekly Blog Digest
May | 16 | 2014

Sitting Can Be Detrimental to Your Health and it is not offset by Exercise!

Modern man sits more than he sleeps. Studies report that most individuals spend an average of 9.5 hours sitting and 7.7 hours sleeping (Healy ’07; Owen ’09). And 5.5 of those sitting hours are spent watching television (Nielson ‘10). Being sedentary (sitting for extended periods of time) can be detrimental to your health.

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