/// If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Soon There May Be a Crowdfunded Gadget to Help You Stop

November 18, 2013  |  All Things Digital


“Sitting is the new smoking” is a good slogan . There’s all sorts of scientific evidence to back it up, from the basic — your metabolism slows down, your circulation is inhibited — to the hyperbolic — according to an Australian study , an hour of sitting while watching TV cuts 22 minutes from your life span, while smoking a cigarette cuts 11 minutes. Does that get your blood going enough to stand up? Perhaps you should check out a new Indiegogo campaign for what’s probably the simplest wearable activity tracker yet: the Rise. All it does is detect its orientation and monitor motion to decide whether or not you’re sitting down. Of course, there’s a companion Rise mobile app that will ping you to get up.

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If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Soon There May Be a Crowdfunded Gadget to Help You Stop


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