Take a minute and consider how much sitting you do in an average day. You sit in your car while you commute to work or take the kids to school. Once at work, you sit at a desk for most of the day with only short breaks. When you get home, you're likely to sit down with the family and relax watching television in order to unwind. Sitting has been called the "new smoking" because of the dangers it can wreak on your health. Such sedentary behavior is linked to a rise in diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Here are some other health risks that might not seem as obvious but that can be just as devastating to your quality of life.

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