Already many people know that smoking is bad habits that can damage health. But apparently there are other habits that same bad effects as smoking, which is sitting too long.
Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic in Rochester doctor says that sitting disease or illness caused by sitting too long just like a disease caused by side effects of smoking.
“Researchers have linked a long time to sit with a number of health problems and premature death from heart disease,” Dr. James Levine in the Mayo Clinic site, as reported by LiveScience.
According to Dr. Levine, in a study, adults who spend more than four hours a day sitting in front of the television has a 80 percent increased risk of death from heart disease, compared with adults who spend less than two hours sitting in front of the television.
“This risk is independent of other risk factors such as smoking and unhealthy diet,” Dr. Levine.
In another study, sitting too long are also associated with cancer risk. Total cancer associated with prolonged sitting as many as 173 000 cancer cases consisted of 49 000 cases of breast cancer, 43 000 cases of colon cancer, 37 200 cases of lung cancer, 30 600 cases of prostate cancer, 12,000 cases of endometrial cancer and 1,800 cases of ovarian cancer.
In addition, other studies have shown that women who sat through 7 hours per day exposed to higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The more time spent sitting in a week, then it tends to show signs of early disease.
“The solution is not gym time adds, that does not seem to compensate for that risk. But instead, the solution is to reduce the time to sit and move more,” said Dr. Levine.
Enough to stand up, you will burn three times more calories than just sitting. Muscle contraction, including that required for standing seems to also trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars.
“When you sit down, stop and this muscle contraction is slowing the process,” said Dr. Levine.
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