Worse still is the news that exercise may not stave off the dangers to one’s well being. Talk about playing right into the hands of couch-potatoes everywhere! Let’s see, go for a walk or put up my feet, relax and watch the game?
Then there’s people who work on their feet. They hardly get a chance to sit. This could be good news for them. But I doubt it. I haven’t met too many people who stand all day at work and happily exclaim, “Gosh, am I glad I’m working my dream job!”
There’s nothing like a half-baked, preliminary study to alarm people. Next thing you know, they’ll be saying sugar doesn’t make kids hyper and arthritis isn’t caused by cracking your knuckles! 
Like most people, lawyers and judges spend a lot of time sitting and so this is especially, worrisome, assuming it’s true. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that drinking coffee was bad for you. And then a subsequent study showed that a few cups of coffee each day was healthful! See Far from being unhealthy, coffee offers perks – Forbes.com- msnbc.com.
But here’s my theory. It’s not the sitting that is causing the health hazard. It’s the fact that most people who sit for long periods also tend to be fat and sedentary.
So in the classic causality dilemma of the chicken or egg, “What came first?” Was it the unhealthy sitting or the unhealthy sitter?
 These are among the better known health myths along with the safety of double-dipping the chip dip or the five-second drop rule. See 11 Health Myths That May Surprise You – Well Blog – NYTimes.com.