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Sitting is killing you! Whether tending our crops or hunting wild boar, most of our lives as humans were lived on feet. But with the advent of TV, computers and the desk job, we’re sitting down more than ever before in history: 9.3 hours a day (!), even more than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours).

Our bodies weren’t built for that, and it’s starting to take its toll. You might want to stand up for this.

Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3. Even if you exercise.

The disadvantages and health risks of sitting too much are numerous. Show this infographic to your students and find out more about the dangers of sitting long hours, and what you can do when sitting is inevitable.

 

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