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Is sitting the new smoking? Does your desk job put your health at risk?

“Sitting Is The New Smoking” was the headline in many articles run this winter. Does that get your attention? It certainly got mine and I have continued to think about it through the long winter we had and as we move into warmer weather. Though I exercise regularly, sitting much of the day still may be bad for my health. How much sitting are we doing? Research shows that the average American spends over 9 hours per day sitting! Though, I rarely sit for too long without getting up – over the course of the day I am sure I fit into that picture like much of our population. We sit at our desks for work, on the computer at home, watching TV, reading a book, checking on social media. The list is l

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Lifebalance Solutions is a program offered by Lifetrack, a nonprofit human services organization with a mission to develop the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges so that all families and individuals may become strong, healthy and productive community members. We have served the Twin Cities community since 1948.