Outsmart those sneaky health menaces hiding in plain sight in your office, your living room, and your neighborhood coffee shop: Chairs! Prolonged sitting, it turns out, flips biochemical switches inside muscle cells that boost your odds for heart failure, up your risk for fatal heart disease by 27 percent , and fatal cancers by 21 percent — even if you exercise regularly.
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Sitting burns slightly more calories than if you were dead…..sobering thought.