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Published on May 05, 2017

Don’t be a Sitting Duck!

Listen to “Quit the Sit” May 12th on WATR Radio

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 5, 2017) ─ Did you know that too much sitting is harmful−even if you exercise regularly? Research shows that being sedentary outside of purposeful physical activity such as running or going to the gym raises your risk of developing many serious health conditions, including coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. It also shortens your life expectancy.

Quit the Sit duck logoTo find out what you can do to avoid being a sitting duck, tune in to WATR Radio 1320 AM on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. for “Quit the Sit,” a special edition of “Medically Speaking” sponsored by Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network. Program host Robin Sills, RN, Physician Liaison, will be talking with Courtney Houle, MSPT, Lead Therapist, Saint Mary’s Physical and Occupational Therapy, about how to move more and reduce the amount of time you sit each day.  

Listeners are welcome to call in questions during the live broadcast at 203-757-1320. Live streaming is available at If you miss this or other episodes of “Medically Speaking,” they are available through Saint Mary’s podcast. Go to and search “Medically Speaking to subscribe for free.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a nonprofit Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.


About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.





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