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Standing up can improve your health

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Find yourself sitting too long at work?

Stand up. It will do wonders for your health.

Studies have linked sitting too much with a higher risk of obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Researchers at Ohio State say an enzyme that converts bad cholesterol into good cholesterol decreases 95 percent when we sit too long.

Doctors suggest people who sit a lot take a five minute walk every hour.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation) contributed to this report.

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