Are You Sitting Too Much? AsapSCIENCE

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Is sitting too much killing you?

AsapSCIENCE • 2015 • 5 episodes •

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Is sitting too much killing you?

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Studying strategies. Help your brain acquire information in a scientific proven way!

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