The hazards of sitting (or standing) too much

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Guests: Carolyn Barlow, Alan Hedge, James Levine

Many of us sit at a desk all day at work and then head home to log a few more hours on the couch, binge watching our favorite show. On average Americans are sedentary 13 hours during the day and another eight or so at night and researchers are discovering just how bad all that down time is for our health. Today we’ll look at the risks of sitting too long and find out why standing for hours isn’t necessarily the cure. Marty talks with CAROLYN BARLOW, led the research team at the Cooper Institute in Dallas, ALAN HEDGE, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University and and JAMES LEVINE, Director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk.

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