2 Cents: Sitting and American Health

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent says Americans sit too much and don’t exercise enough, and that’s bad news for their health and lifespan.

A new study from the CDC surveyed nearly 6,000 adults. It found 1 in 4 people sit more than eight hours a day.

The study authors say evidence suggests the risk of early death is particularly elevated for those people. The data follows a 2017 study that found no matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death.

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