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Stand up to live longer, be happy

Sitting for long periods can damage your health

(EXPRESS) — IF YOU are sitting down to read this you might want to consider getting up.

According to experts, sitting for long periods can damage your health, as well as contribute to extra weight gain and generally make you feel glum.

In fact a recent study has shown that being sedentary for extended periods can increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease and that simply standing up could help you live a longer, happier life.

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