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You've heard that "sitting is the new smoking." A chiropractor offers 6 simple stretches that counteract the ill effects of being seated. Next » 1 of 7. By now you've surely heard the phrase "sitting is the new smoking," meaning that it poses a far greater health risk than people recognize. (While it seems unthinkable today, once upon a time it was common for physicians to appear in cigarette ads .). A growing body of research indicates that sitting for eight hours (or more) a day can be just as hard on your body (if not harder) than doing manual labor. When you sit and slouch, the muscles in your upper back stretch out. When you do this every day, something called "creep" sets in—that is... Full story

13 June