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(SUPER = File)

ODDS ARE YOUR LIFESTYLE ISN'T GREAT FOR YOUR LIFE.

STUDIES SHOW THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SITS AT LEAST 9 1/2 HOURS A DAY.

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(SUPER = Prof. Marc Hamilton, Inactivity physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center)

"We literally now sit more than we sleep."

COMMUTES, DESK JOBS AND COUCH TIME MAKE PEOPLE MORE PRONE TO HEART DISEASE, DIABETES AND CANCER... AND SOME RESEARCH SUGGESTS A TYPICAL DAILY WORKOUT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO COMBAT THESE CONDITIONS FOR A TYPICAL OFFICE WORKER.

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(SUPER = Prof. Marc Hamilton, Inactivity physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center)

"When the muscles aren't being used//the metabolism of the body is vastly different than when you're up and moving about."

BUT THERE ARE SOME CREATIVE OPTIONS IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST SITTING.

YOU CAN NOW WALK.... RIDE... OR EVEN BOUNCE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DAY.

(SUPER = West Chester, Pennsylvania)

YOGA BALLS ROLLED INTO THIS 5TH GRADE CLASS OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA.

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(SUPER = Robbi Giuliano, Teacher)

"I find that it stimulates the body better and allows them to focus."

(SUPER = Portland, Oregon)

TURNING EXERCISE GEAR INTO DESKS AND CHAIRS IS A GROWING TREND AND SO ARE COMPANIES LIKE ERGO DEPOT THAT SELL TREADMILL... BIKE... AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE DESKS.. AND CHAIRS THAT ACTIVATE MUSCLES.

CONVERTS CLAIM THIS FUNKY OFFICE FURNITURE INCREASES THEIR ATTENTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND GENERAL HEALTH.

FRANCINE DITTRICH SAYS HER COMPANY'S WALKING STATIONS HELPED HER LOSE WEIGHT.

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(SUPER = Francine Dittrich, Standard Insurance)

"Sixty pounds has really helped to just really sell me on the concept."

(SUPER = Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

BUT DR. MARC HAMILTON SAYS MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO SEE IF USING OF THESE DEVICES CAN CURE THE ILLS OF SEDENTARY LIFE.

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(SUPER = Prof. Marc Hamilton, Inactivity physiology, Pennington Biomedical Research Center)

"The solutions that are specific to sitting for 11 hours a day are going to involve a large amount of time."

EXPERTS RECOMMEND A GRADUAL TRANSITION WITH A DOCTOR'S APPROVAL.

START WITH SHORT PERIODS OF STANDING, PEDALING OR WALKING.... AND EVENTUALLY STRUCTURE YOUR DAY TO INCLUDE...

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(SUPER = Todd Meier, Ergonomics expert)

"40% standing to 60% sitting. That's not an exact. It's just kind of breaking it up."

THE KEY MAY BE TO KEEP LARGE MUSCLES MOVING FOR LONGER.

NOEL WAGHORN, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 

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