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Attention, desk jockeys and couch potatoes. Going to the gym can be good exercise, but it may not be enough to counteract a rising public-health threat: sitting in one place for too long. Scientists have long known that sedentary lifestyles lead to health risks like weight gain, obesity and type 2 diabetes. But a new study found that sitting six or more hours a day increased the risk of early death from all causes by an average 35% for women and 18% for men — even if you exercise.