How can sitting too much cause health problems?

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Sitting too much can lead to health problems in many ways. It severely limits the amount of exercise you get each day. This increases your risk for heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Too little exercise is directly linked to cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. Sitting too much also raises your risk of diabetes and some cancers. So get up and move, be it walking, jogging or dancing. 

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Wellness

Wellness

Wellness is a difficult word to define. Traditionally wellness has meant the opposite of illness and the absence of disease and disability. More recently wellness has come to describe something that you have personal control over. ...

Wellness is now a word used to describe living the best possible life you can regardless of whether you have a disease or disability. Your wellness is not only related to your physical health, but is a combination of things including spiritual wellness, social wellness, mental wellness and emotional wellness. Wellness is seen as a combination of mind, body and spirit. Different people may have different ideas about wellness. There is no single set standard for wellness and wellness is a difficult thing to quantify.
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