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How can sitting too much cause health problems?

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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