Sitting Disease Can Cause Death


sitting diseaseLifestyle changes nowadays makes the urban community do less physical activities. Exercise are rarely done routinely. Similarly, in the work environment, which is now supported with technological support.

With communication technology, human beings do not need to move from one place to another. Similarly, in long-distance communication. Work can be done without meeting in the boardroom, even without a paper.

Because they are spoiled with the ease of technology and rarely moves, urban people are now starting to accumulate a number of diseases. Symptoms of rarely moving cause a disease called the sitting disease. Sitting all day is certainly not good for health, it is even said that working while standing is more healthy.

In a study conducted in 2010 by the American Cancer Society on the dangers of sitting disease, 94 percent of women and 48 percent of men who sit a lot and are less active tend to die compared to those who are more active and moves a lot.

The research published in the ‘American Journal of Epidemiologhy’ included 123,216 respondents (69,776 women  and  53,440 men), from 1993 to 2006. The study was conducted to determine the relationship between the amount of time spent sitting and moving to the level of mortality.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health Health Research Association, inactive lifestyle is owned by 60-85 percent of adults around the world. Not surprisingly if the sitting disease is the world’s fourth leading cause of death. Previously it was known that sitting for 7 hours a day increase diabetes risks.

Sitting Disease also causes 3.2 million deaths annually. This disease also causes 70 thousand premature deaths in people under the age of 60 years and 90 percent as a cause of disability before the age of 60 years in developing countries.

Conversely, a number of advantages can be gained from physical activity and routine exercise . What are the benefits you can get from routine exercising? Here they are:

1. Improve posture, stamina, and body energy
2. Fight depression and stress
3. Reduce the risk of heart disease
4. Lower blood pressure
5. Reduce levels of bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol
6. Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
7. Lose weight
8. Forms and tighten body, which in turn makes the muscles better. In the other hand, sitting too long can damage muscles.
9. Improve the quality of sleep
10. Improve confidence and mental focus
11. Increase levels of immunity
12. Reduce the risk of diseases up to 20-50 percent