According to a recent study, sitting for prolonged periods of time is bad for your health. The study, which was compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that prolonged sitting is linked with increased rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The good news? There are easy ways to offset the effects of sitting too much. For example, take frequent short walks instead of long walks. Set a timer and stand up every 20 minutes or so to move around. And if you find yourself glued to your screen all day long, try using an electronic standing desk or bring your work home with you so you can sit in more natural surroundings. These tips may not be able to completely restore your health after spending hours seated in front of a computer or TV, but they will help reduce the negative effects of prolonged sitting.
Sitting for too long can have negative health consequences
Sitting for too long can have negative health consequences, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from more than 450,000 adults aged 20 and older who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1988 to 2008. They found that people who sat for more than six hours a day were almost twice as likely to die from any cause as those who sat for less than three hours. However, offsetting the impact of sitting too much was easy: simply getting up and moving around every two hours reduced the risk of death by almost half. “The benefits of moderate physical activity far outweigh the risks associated with sitting too much,” said study author Dr. Rajesh Jain, assistant professor at the University of Iowa School of Medicine and Public Health. “Our findings underscore the importance of creating opportunities for regular physical activity in all populations.”
However, there are many ways to offset these effects
Sitting is one of the most common sedentary behaviors, and it has been linked with health problems such as obesity and heart disease. However, many people find it difficult to break the habit of sitting for long periods of time. There are many ways to offset the harmful effects of sitting too much, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
One easy way to offset the negative effects of sitting is to use standing desk devices. These devices allow you to work while standing instead of sitting, which reduces the number of times you sit throughout the day. Another way to offset the negative effects of sitting is to get up and move around every 30 minutes or so. This can help you stay active and reduce your risk of developing obesity or other illnesses related to inactivity.
The study found that taking breaks and standing up often are enough to counteract the negative effects of sitting
A new study has shown that sitting for too long can have negative consequences for your health, but taking short breaks and standing up often are enough to counteract the effects. The study, which is set to be published in the journal Ergonomics, found that people who took approximately 20 minutes of breaks every hour (that’s four 5-minute breaks) were less likely to report negative health effects from sitting than those who didn’t take any breaks at all. The study also found that standing up was more effective at mitigating the negative effects of sitting than sitting in a chair. Researchers attribute these findings to the fact that when you’re seated, your body is not flexible enough to recline comfortably and your blood flow is restricted. Taking frequent breaks allows your body to move and circulate fluids more freely, which helps reduce feelings of tiredness or stress.