Too Much Sitting Can Accelerate Death


too much sittingThe British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2010 released an interesting research about the dangers of sitting which can increase the risk of death. Now the research is reinforced in the American Journal of Epidemiology June 2011.

Experts concluded that sitting for long periods or at least 6 hours a day is enough to make someone die young. “Male 18 percent as for women 37 percent,” That is the estimated percentage risk of death written in the Huffington Post. This trend applies when the activity is performed routinely for 13 years.

This study is assessed to be accurate because it is done on 123 thousand people over a period of 14 years. The researchers observed the sitting pattern of a person in a span of 3 hours and 6 hours. The result showed that people who sit 6 hours or more are most at risk of dying.

Someone who tends to sit long are attacked by various diseases such as diabetes, depression, and obesity. Where a person sits does not matter, whether it is in the office, school, car, or in front of a computer or television. The point is that sitting six hours or more could be harmful to health.

So how do we overcome the problem of sitting which has become a habit of modern humans? The American Cancer Society researchers urged people not to worry.

Potential deaths from sitting can be resisted with a healthy lifestyle. For example by performing routine exercise at least 30 minutes for 5 days a week.