Can sitting really kill you

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We need to sit less, but doing lots of exercise might help offset the harmful impacts of sitting, says a leading Australian expert.

The view that large amounts of exercise might be protective against the health risks of sitting comes from Australian sitting researcher Dr David Dunstan, following the release of a new British study that suggested sitting was not as bad for our health as once thought.

We have been told for several years now that 'sitting is the new smoking', after a host of studies showed clear links between sitting time and increased risk of premature death.