Is sitting the gateway to diabetes and back pain? Does sitting make you less productive? A while back while doing a radio show with doctors, I was asked about how detrimental sitting is to your health and the illustration below shows the ramifications of prolonged sitting. Remember when Tim Cook of Apple said "sitting is the new cancer" to help sell his new watch, apparently he wasn't far off the mark. Here is an easy to digest breakdown of the hazards of sitting. You better stand up to read this story.