Study Shows How to Offset the Impact of Prolonged Sitting
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Study Shows , How to Offset the Impact , of Prolonged Sitting.
CNN took a look at a study which focuses on the health
impacts of prolonged sitting and ways people can
alleviate some of the increased risk of sedentary jobs.
The study was published in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
For decades, it has been well understood that prolonged
sitting can increase the risk of many chronic diseases,
including diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
We’ve known for probably about
a decade now that sitting increases
your risk for most chronic diseases
and increases your risk for early death, Keith Diaz, assistant professor of behavioral medicine
at Columbia University Medical Center, via CNN.
Just like how much fruits and vegetables
they should eat and how much exercise
they should do, we need to give (people)
specific guidance on how to
combat the harms of sitting, Keith Diaz, assistant professor of behavioral medicine
at Columbia University Medical Center, via CNN.
Just like how much fruits and vegetables
they should eat and how much exercise
they should do, we need to give (people)
specific guidance on how to
combat the harms of sitting, Keith Diaz, assistant professor of behavioral medicine
at Columbia University Medical Center, via CNN.
According to the study, five minutes of light
walking every half hour is enough to alleviate
some of the associated risks.
The researchers suggest that the key
is breaking up long periods of
sitting with some movement. .
CNN reports that scientists
still don't fully understand why
prolonged sitting is so harmful.
Researchers believe that the cause of the harm may
revolve around the role of muscles in regulating
things like cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
The study's lead author, Keith Diaz, suggests that little
"activity snacks" like walking one minute every hour
had a significant impact on reducing blood pressure.