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There’s a new player in the fight to stay healthy: your rear end. Use it less for sitting and more for standing and you’ll live longer.

That’s what a recent study concluded. Compared with people who sat for less than 3 hours a day, those who sat for at least 6 hours per day dramatically increased their risk of dying from any cause.

Sitting too much turned out to be bad for everyone in the study, but even more so for females. Mortality rate in women who sat for 6 or more hours a day increased by 40 percent, while the men’s mortality rate increased by 20 percent for that same amount of chair time. In general, the more people sat, the higher their risk of death crept up.

Source: Yahoo! Health

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