5 Good Reasons To Get Up, Stand Up — Now

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by Shelby Lorman at Thrive Global

It’s time to break up with your chair.

It’s easy to burrow into your desk chair and stay put without budging, but mounting evidence suggests that sitting for extended periods of time — like all day, for example — can have negative effects on our bodies and minds. A Scientific American article, published in 2014, laid it out with no holds barred: “sitters have a 50 percent greater likelihood of dying.”

Click below to read findings from five other studies that will convince you to stand up.