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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

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Recent studies have found spending too many hours sitting can double the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The news is driving a lot of people out of their chairs and onto their feet at work. Sales for standing desks have grown by 50 percent over the past year. But is standing at a desk really better than sitting? We talk with ergonomic experts about sitting, standing and how to incorporate more movement into your day.


James Levine, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and author of "Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It"

Alan Hedge, professor in the department of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University and research professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Syracuse University

Andrew Knight, professor of Organizational Behavior, Washington University


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