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Don't Just Sit There!
Even if you exercise for an hour a day, you're still awake for another 15 hours. If you spend too many of them sitting, you'll have significantly higher risk of "cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome risk factors, and obesity ... because any type of brief, yet frequent, muscular contraction throughout the day may be necessary to short-circuit unhealthy molecular signals causing metabolic diseases." American Diabetes Association, "Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity". So get up and go to the bathroom during every commercial - just for the exercise.
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