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    Sitting May Not Be That Bad for Health After All

    Take a seat! Recent warnings about the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle made us sit up and take notice, but they may have been premature. British researchers analyzed 5,000 participants over 16 years and found that they didn’t suffer an increased risk of early death as long as they got exercise outside of work — for example, walking to and from the office. But this contradicts much larger studies, and the researchers admit more work is needed to determine whether their results have a leg to stand on.

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