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How Many Hours a Day Should You Spend on Your Feet?

New research on standing points to a minimum daily goal

Photo: Adeolu Eletu/Unsplash

London’s bright-red double-decker buses are one of the city’s hallmarks. Seventy years ago, those buses and their operators were at the center of one of the first occupational studies to examine the role of sitting on health.

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.