Sitting May Not Kill Us After All

One of the topics we discuss in our forthcoming book EVERYDATA is how over time, as more scientific studies are replicated and tested, often supposed "statistical" findings are overturned.  Recently, there has been numerous articles in the popular media about sitting and sedentary work leading to increased death rates among Americans.  In this insightful article in the Washington Post, a new epidemiological study is discussed which suggests the fear mongering may not really live up to what is in the data.   Never fear, I am not giving up my FITBIT--but I get in my steps for general fitness, not out of fear that my desk job will lead me to an early grave.