Saturday, 28 September 2013

Risk Sitting Too Long To Health

Risk Sitting Too Long To Health . Whether you are an office worker who always spent time in the seat ? If the answer is yes , you should be wary . Recent research indicates , those who spend their time sitting for 11 hours or more , had a 40 percent greater risk of dying within the next three years , regardless of whether you are physically active or not .

As published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine March 26 issue , researchers from Australia deliver a serious threat of lifestyle is less active or sedentary . They analyzed data on more than 222,000 people aged 45 years or older . Results of the study indicated that the risk of death increased when a person tends to spend his time with seating for 11 hours every day . This risk is 15 percent higher than those who sat fewer than 4 hours per day .

" Evidence regarding the ill effects of sitting too long on health conditions have sprung up over the last few years , " said study researcher , Hidde van der Ploeg , a senior researcher from the University of Sydney .

In its study , the researchers also found that as many as 62 percent of the study participants claimed to have excessive weight or obesity . Meanwhile , nearly 87 percent said they are in good health , and another quarter said it spent at least 8 hours to sit down every day .

Van der Ploeg explains , those who sit too long will increase the risk of death up to double within the next three years than those who rarely sit or active lifestyle . Whereas among adults who are inactive and sitting too long , the risk is one-third more likely to die than those who rarely sat .

Of the study also revealed , participants on average spent 90 percent of his free time to sit down , and less than 50 percent that meet the World Health Organization recommendations ( WHO ) to perform physical activity for 150 minutes per week . Therefore , Van der Ploeg advise office workers to be more active lifestyle .

" Look for ways to change the habit of sitting for too long . Try to be a lot of standing or walking where possible , " he said .

Van der Ploeg acknowledged the limitations of the findings . He asserted that these findings do not prove causality and say need further studies to replicate the findings and focus more on the influence of the development sits on conditions such as diabetes , cancer and heart disease .

" All of this research in the future will inform us about the exact relationship between sitting and health conditions , which will ultimately result in public health recommendations such as what we already have , such as for physical activity , " he concluded .

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