Why Older Couch Potatoes Might Want to Radically Rethink Their Lifestyles

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Sitting around on your keister all day is no way to live, and it's been proven that a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for all kinds of nasty health problems, even premature death in some cases. Now, Canadian researchers are adding one more risk to that long list. According to…


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