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Exercise Can’t Undo Health Risks of Sitting All Day

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Mike Powell
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

It turns out heading to the gym daily doesn’t give you a free pass to sit down the rest of the day, the New Scientist reports. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is a significant link between sitting down and premature death, even if you exercise regularly. Researchers don’t recommend giving up on exercise though. While a workout cannot undo hours of sitting, "active couch potatoes" fare better than people who sit a lot and do not go to the gym.  

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