Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Here’s the latest from America’s endless string of fear-mongering health studies — which undoubtedly increase stress … which can lead to you dying sooner. (Why haven’t we ever seen a study that says: “Scary new health studies cause stress, kill tens of thousands each year …”)
Where was I? Oh, yeah. This latest study says that sitting around in an office all day — which the vast majority of working Americans do every day — is as bad for you as smoking.
From CBS News HealthWatch:
Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous.
“Smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases,” explained Dr. David Coven.
I guess that means if you smoke while sitting down … you’re probably already dead.