Sitting more than three hours a day cuts life expectancy by two years

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Sitting for hours decreases life expectancy by two years.

Even if a person is physically active and refrains from dangerous habits like smoking, sitting down for more than three hours a day can shave a person’s life expectancy by two years, according to a study to be published on Tuesday in the online journal BMJ Open.

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8 ways parents are making their kids fat

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Too many parents are making mistakes that make their children fat.

Baby fat looks cute, but can turn into a problem later in life. Chubby children often grow into fat adults, according to doctors and a new report from the prestigious Institute of Medicine describes in stark terms just what parents must do to safeguard kids from a lifetime of obesity and obesity-related health problems. But the report suggests that too many parents are making mistakes.

 

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Study: Video Games Make You Eat More

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Video games compel you to eat even when you aren’t hungry.

A study in Canada has offered up a new clue to the country’s obesity epidemic.  The study suggested that video-game use is not just a rampant and sedentary replacement for physical exertion, but actually compels players to eat more — even when they are not hungry.

 

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Spending Hours In Front Of Television Or Computer Can Raise Children’s Blood Pressure

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Too much screen time diverts children away from more active hobbies, such as sports

Researchers found those who spent the most time in front of a screen, an average of two and a half hours a day, had “significantly” higher blood pressure levels than those who spent hardly any.

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Ergonomic Stand-Up Desks Allow Students To Stand Or Sit While Working

Stand-Up Desks Allow Students To Stand Or Sit While Working 

 Abby Brown, the sixth grade teacher who designed the stand-up desks

From the hallway, Abby Brown’s sixth-grade classroom in a little school here about an hour northeast of Minneapolis has the look of the usual one, with an American flag up front and children’s colorful artwork decorating the walls.

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