Risk of sitting long in a Day @ Work


Reduce the hours of sit prolong life

Stop the leg muscles for the activity causing disturbances in sugar and fat

A study published in the journal “British Medical Journal”showed that the reduction of sitting hours per day to three hours and below would prolong the life of man.

The study, based on investigations conducted in 2005 and 2006, then in the years 2009 and 2010, and included a broad sample of Americans who are over 18 years.

The researchers divided the sample according to the daily sitting hours (less than 3 hours, 3 to 6 hours, and more than six hours), and according to the hours sitting in front of TV (less than two hours, between two hours and 4 hours, more than 4 hours).

The study concluded that “sitting or watching TV for a long time can shorten the life expectancy of the individual in the United States.”

The researchers pointed to the “causal relationship” between the hours supposed to sit down and life expectancy, without scientific proof of that.

The several studies have indicated that lack of physical exertion increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and increase mortality in general.

He explained lead researcher Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk from the University of Louisiana that “some studies show that in the sitting position, the leg muscles are not active at all, what is causing unrest in the proportion of sugar and fat in the blood.”

The WHO recommends the exercise of at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, to maintain good health.

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