Sit Less Than 3 Hours A Day, Add 2 Years To Life


Americans might live a little longer if they cut back on the amount of time they spend sitting down, a new study says. Reducing the daily average time that people spend sitting to less than three hours would increase the U.S. life expectancy by two years, the study found.

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