Get up! 6 ways to boost your health by sitting less

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    Sitting is one of the worst things we can do for our health, recent research suggests.

    One new study in The Lancet found that one out of every 10 deaths is caused by people not getting up and engaging in physical activity - death rates similar to those caused by smoking.

    The good news is that people can reduce their health risks by getting out of their chair. That's evidenced by a recent study in BMJ Open that found if you cut the amount of time you spent sitting to less than three hours each day, you might boost your lifespan by an extra two years.

    Want some help being less sedentary? From our friends at, here are the best ways to sit less and move more, from easiest to hardest.