Sitting all day can harm your health

If you responded yes to both questions, you're a "active couch potato." 

According to a recent research of how people move — or don't move — throughout the day, you could be at risk for health problems despite your workout commitment. 

The study of 3,700 men & women in Finland found that many exercised for 30 minutes but then sat for 10, 11 or 12 hours a day. 

Active couch potatoes had high blood sugar, cholesterol, & body fat. 

Men & women who moved around more often, whether by strolling or exercising, were healthier than active couch potatoes. 

Vahid Farrahi, a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Oulu & the study's principal author, said a 30-minute daily workout "may not be enough" to counteract the effects of extended sitting. 

If we exercise but then sit all day, it's as we never worked out. A few easy precautions should prevent us from becoming a couch potato. 

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