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Failing To Get Off The Couch May Contribute To Heart Failure Published: January 22, 2014

The more we learn about sitting, the more perilous it seems to be/

Flabby muscles, fuzzy thinking and all manner of cardiovascular disease can get started or get worse when we're hanging out on the couch, stuck in traffic or just parked in a chair for too long, according to NPR.

Now there's evidence that heart failure — when your heart becomes too weak to pump enough blood through your arteries — can be brought on by a sedentary lifestyle and also, more generally, a lack of physical activity.

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