Apparently Sitting Down Is The Newest Thing That Can Give You Cancer

Apparently Sitting Down Is The Newest Thing That Can Give You Cancer
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“Human beings weren’t meant to sit in cubicles all day!” -Office Space Because it apparently increases the risk of cancer. A new study from the University of Kansas has discovered that people who sit all day are at a much higher risk for getting cancer than those who are more active.

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The study involved 60,000 men between the ages of 45 and 65 and found that there was “a steady increase in risk of chronic diseases with the men who sat more.” Those chronic diseases include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and of course, cancer.

The men were separated into groups according to the amount of time each day they spent sitting down: four hours or less, four to six, sit to eight, and more than eight hours a day. The study found that those who spent more than eight hours a day sitting down had the highest risk of developing the aforementioned diseases.

So is the only way to avoid cancer to refuse to join the American workforce?

We must stop spending so much time on our asses. Destroy your computer. Smash your remote control. Burn all of your books. Stop the cancer epidemic by joining the hunting and gathering initiative of 2013!

Sean Levinson | Elite. 

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Sean Levinson loves writing almost as much as he loves ranting about politics. Elite Daily lets him do both, and he couldn't be happier now that he's finally putting his years at SUNY New Paltz to good use. When he's not writing, Sean enjoys nature excursions, playing the guitar and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Look for him on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he regularly appears in his most precious fantasies.

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