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Jogging Too Much Will Probably Kill You, Too

Researchers found that people who performed strenuous exercise had higher death rates.

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Some Danish scientists performed a study looking at more than 1,000 joggers and non-joggers and found that people who jogged the most had the highest death rates. This study contributes to mounting evidence that the only safe thing left to do is to wait out the rest of your living days staring silently into the void.

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Science Says Sitting Will Still Kill You and Not Even Exercise Can Save You

Researchers say exercise can only minimally offset the impact of prolonged sitting on your health.

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Oh, God, here we go again: “Sitting is dangerous!” “Sitting will kill you!” The anti-sitting contingent has been beating this horse dead for years now, campaigning to redesign our office spaces into chairless hellscapes and compelling us to exercise on our off-hours. Now, the anti-sitting proseletyzers come armed with a new study from some researchers who say that not even regular exercise will save you from your 9-to-5 job sitting at a desk. According to the brains over at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, your LazyBoy lifestyle puts you at significantly greater risk for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and type-2 diabetes.

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Bus Drivers The Latest Targets of Anti-Sitting Extremism

Lebanon, Pennsylvania’s school district offers exercise classes to bus drivers to get them out of their seats.

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Another win for the anti-sitting movement: a Pennsylvania school district has just begun offering physical fitness classes for its school bus drivers, who spend most of their day ass-to-seat. The city bus drivers of Lebanon, Pennsylvania congregate twice a week to do step-up lounges, lift some dumbbells and throw around some medicine balls. The classes were made available to the bus drivers after a school district transportation official observed that the drivers had put on a little weight. If sitting can kill you, than being a bus driver (or working all day in an office chair) is a death sentence. Luckily, though the classes aren’t mandatory, Lebanon’s bus drivers have been enthusiastic in their attendance.

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