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Can sitting for long periods cause weight gain?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

Sitting -- at a desk, on the couch -- does slow metabolism and make it easier for a person to gain weight. The good news is, it doesn't take much extra movement to boost a sluggish metabolism. In this video Dr. Robin Miller shares some easy, everyday activities that can counter the metabolism-slowing effects of sitting.


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