Physical therapy: How the amount of time we spend sitting affects our health

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A child sits at a desk that's a little large for them. They're writing on a piece of paper.
Emily Chao works on a writing exercise after having finished remote learning for the day, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at her home in North Miami Beach, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

U.S. adults are sitting or inactive for nine to 10 hours a day, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Our physical therapists return to tell us how sitting all day can impact our muscles and joints. Plus, we learn about the educational path to becoming a physical therapist.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Jill Thein-Nissenbaum Guest
  • Lori Thein Brody Guest

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