Domestic Engineering

Risky Business: Is Writing Killing Me?

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Who’d have thought I work in a dangerous job? Well, I do, according to the news that’s resurfaced lately, that people who sit for prolonged
periods of time each day are at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, arthritis—okay, basically, an earlier death than those who don’t. Apparently I missed all the stories
about it last year, but caught one a few days ago when it
flashed across my homepage (and new research about children and sitting followed a few days later). Yeah, we all know that being a couch potato (or desk potato) equals fat, and we’ve also been told that getting more
exercise can make that fat go away, so what will this “news” tell us that we don’t already know? Shouldn’t I have …