Posted by Jennifer Verstreken

Sitting is The New Smoking

By Jennifer Verstreken on April 12, 2021

We sit. A lot. We sit on the bus; we sit to watch TV; we sit on the stoop and talk to our neighbors; we sit to take a phone call; we sit at our home office desks. In fact, it is estimated that Americans spend more than half of the walking day sitting.

Dr. Levin, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, coined the phrase, "sitting is the new smoking," as a growing body of evidence demonstrates sitting increases the risks of obesity, back and neck pain, blood clots, depression, heard disease and…