Study: Sitting Affect Life Expectancy
A study reveals that sitting less than three hours each day can increase life expectancy two years longer. Sitting is regarded as an indicator of the body’s lack of movement or activities that adversely affect long-term health.
According to ABC News, the study even mention that sitting for too long each day will reduce life expectancy. No matter the intensity and exercise routines as well as how many vegetables you consume.
Peter T Katzmarzyk, author of the study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, said that the habit of sitting for long periods each day is as dangerous as smoking.
According to Katzmarzyk, the analysis shows that sitting for too long makes a number muscles inactive. Meanwhile, the activity of standing is able to activate the muscles, which can help the body manage blood sugar and cholesterol metabolism.
“Ultimately, reducing the duration of the sitting is one attempt to reduce the risk of heart disease,” Katzmarzyk added, as reported by the Times of India.
Katzmarzyk provided a number of solutions to reduce the duration of sitting. If you are an office worker who spends a lot of time behind a desk, try to walk more often. Whether it’s going to the toilet, pantry, or retrieve documents. When watching TV at home, you should also be used to leave the couch for a while when the ad appears.
The analysis also found that limiting the time of sitting on the couch under two hours while watching television can extend the life expectancy of 1.4 years. Previously, it was also known that sitting too long increases the risk of diabetes.