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Grilling the Sitting – Sedentary Living


In today’s tech-driven world – whether it be in front of a computer or on the couch at home – most of us are spending 10 or more hours a day in the sitting position. And according to researchers, that’s literally killing us. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity, not to mention the harm it does to our posture. So how can we be less sedentary, particularly at work?

On 17 August ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay was joined by a panel and experts including three Young Tall Poppy Scientists from around Australia to explore the issue with the audience, callers and tweeters from around the country.

Listen to the program here.

Read some news here from Central Queensland University