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‘Sitting down as unhealthy as smoking’ say researchers




Dr Mark Tully on his treadmill desk at work in Belfast's Queen's University.
Dr Mark Tully on his treadmill desk at work in Belfast's Queen's University.

Cigarette packets come with a health warning – and perhaps chairs should carry the same warnings too, if the latest claims by experts at Queen’s University Belfast are to be believed.

According to the researchers, prolonged sitting is just as dangerous to your health as smoking.

It is now believed that sitting for long periods of time is linked to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and even early death.


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