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Does watching TV increase diabetes risk? – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 2nd, 2015.

Slumping in front of the box can bump up a person’s risk of diabetes, according to a new study published today. The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, looked at how long people spent sitting each day – including at the office as well as at home – and suggests that for every hour spent watching TV, […]

Sedentary jobs endanger workers

Peter Griffin posted in on November 5th, 2010.

Experts are warning that those people whose jobs consist primarily (or completely) of sitting behind a desk are facing triple risks for developing blood clots, which can lead to potentially-fatal deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. The risk increases as a function both of the maximum number of hours for which a person stays seated, […]

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Radio NZ: Sitting for long periods found to be unhealthy

Peter Griffin posted in on January 28th, 2010.

Sitting for long periods could be harmful to the health, even for people who regularly engage in exercise. The study, undertaken by AUT researchers, supports earlier research which suggested being sedentary was unhealthy. An excerpt: (read in full here) “AUT Public Health Professor Grant Schofield says inactivity and prolonged periods spent sitting increase the risk […]

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