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sit

(sĭt)
v. sat (săt), sitting, sits
v.intr.
1. To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.
2.
a. To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.
b. To perch. Used of birds.
3. To cover eggs for hatching; brood.
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Experts warn sitting down for more than seven hours a day increases the risk of an early death, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers - even if people are physically active at other times of the day.
Gestational diabetes can increase the risk of birth complications for the mother and baby and so it is important we minimise this risk by reducing the time that pregnant women spend sitting down.
Nevertheless, the idea of sitting down has inspired generations of activists for three quarters of a century.
Of course the added problem is that many people who spend a lot of time sitting down are already overweight and possibly a little bit lazy.
Toe Rotation: Sitting down, hold your big toe and rotate it clockwise three times then anti-clockwise three times.
Call the lines below to give your answer to the question:EVERTON and Liverpool are sitting down to discuss the possibility of sharing a football stadium.
Right now representatives of the FSC are sitting down with our ministry, staff in Sault Ste.
Previous studies on elderly subjects have been performed with comparison with young subjects, but sitting down has not been considered.
Generally, foundries, including us, have gotten a lot better about sitting down and talking to each other about problems and new developments.
Sitting down again and taking another sip from my tea, I studied the as yet untouched timber to the south.
It was a logical step given the longstanding practice of Rochester hospitals that predated HEP: sitting down and negotiating with each other about who would build what and who would acquire new technology before presenting those requests to local and state planning agencies, which must approve all such capital expenses.