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The Single Worst Way to Sit for Your Body, Says New Research

Eat This, Not That! Logo By William Mayle of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 5: The review of studies focused on the context in which people lived a sedentary lifestyle, and specifically how those habits "correlated with a poorer hedonic well-being." In other words, their research focuses on how we sit influences our sense of wellbeing—"an individual's own evaluation of their quality of life," according to the study—and how those feelings of satisfaction can impact our health overall. After all, how we view ourselves, the scientists say, will influence the decisions we make every day for the sake of our health. "Evaluating subjective well-being is vital for painting a holistic picture of health," explains Sui.

1. It’s About Your Sense of Wellbeing

The review of studies focused on the context in which people lived a sedentary lifestyle, and specifically how those habits "correlated with a poorer hedonic well-being." In other words, their research focuses on how we sit influences our sense of wellbeing—"an individual's own evaluation of their quality of life," according to the study—and how those feelings of satisfaction can impact our health overall. After all, how we view ourselves, the scientists say, will influence the decisions we make every day for the sake of our health. "Evaluating subjective well-being is vital for painting a holistic picture of health," explains Sui.

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