Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.
This week: How much time we are spending sitting, anti-vaxxers are not on the rise and Australia’s first medicinal marijuana farm is officially opened.
Fitbit have anonymously aggregated the data from over one million Fitbit users, it was found that on average, users are sedentary for a period of up to 90 minutes at a time, with Australians spending an average of five hours and 10 minutes per day on our behinds.
Dr Frank Beard and colleagues from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney examined the trends in registered vaccination objection and estimated the contribution of unregistered objection to incomplete vaccination among children in Australia.
Called DanEden, the farm is named after Dan Haslam, who was a tireless campaigner for the legalisation of the treatment and lost his battle with cancer a year ago.
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