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Sitting while working can increase risk of diabetes

7 May 2014 Last updated at 07:56 BST

Whether it's at home, in the office or in the car, there's a chance sitting down is a big part of your day...but should it be?

British researchers believe sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even death.

So could improving your health really be as simple as standing up?

John Maguire has been finding out.

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