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The bodies of even the most physically active Canadians take a physiological hit from sitting for hours, say scientists who warn about health effects of an increasingly sedentary society and prescribe some standing advice.
Canadian researchers are part of a pioneer field of study looking at the effects that sitting has on the body. At a lab in Ottawa, scientists are observing children as they watch TV, monitoring their pressure and oxygen consumption. The scientists want to see how sedentary time, such as sitting all day at school and then channel surfing at night, harms children's health.
Originally posted by MR BOB
what about lying down, i like to lie on a hard floor when watching tv.
Originally posted by Misoir
I think some of you missed an important part. You can sit as long as you want, but as long as you regularly stand up you mitigate the effects.
That is good for me since I prefer laying down to sitting, but when I sit I just have to get up about every 30 minutes because I have ADHD.