Want to stay healthy? Please stand up. Experts have reported an alarming connect between sitting down and chronic diseases.
So, if you have always been inactive and prefer to park yourself on a sofa for hours or just flop down into the office chair and stay there for eight hours,get moving.
The butt-bound phisiology is causing a new epedimic that has been referred to as “sitting diseases” by researches.
A recent study by Richard Rosenkranz, a Kansas State University researcher showed that compared to those who reported sitting four hours or less per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic diseases such as diabates, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Those sitting for an at least six hours were significantly more likely to report having diabetes. The study is relevant to office workers sitting at desks and those sitting for long period of time such as truck drivers, said the researchers.
According to another study last year, by reducing “excessive sitting” to there hours a day, life expectancy could increas by two years.
- Chronic diseas risk 6% higher in men who reported sitting for between four and six hours a day, 10% higher in men who reported sitting for between six and eight hours a day.
- Sitting between six and eight hours a day augumented the odd(15%) of diabetes when matched with men who sat for less than four hours a day.
- Did you know? More than 70% people spend six or more hours sitting a day