30 Jan

Too much sitting may be bad for your health.

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Those who sit more often are found to have a greater risk of premature death, particularly from heart disease.
Said otherwise, prolonged sitting is a health-destroyer.
They are numerous sorts of risk/preventive factors of chronic disease or premature death: dietary, calorie’s intake, physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, sedentary behaviour. For the latter, prevention searchers have defined a surrogate or a proxy or a correlate which is the prolonged sitting time whose they are trying to asses the consequence on health. Determinants of behaviours such as healthy eating, moving, being sedentary represent a huge field of research aiming to invent the prevention slogans for the future.
More and more studies tend to prove that prolonged sitting is a heartbreaker
Now it’s time, already, to ask your boss to buy height-adjustable desks for his staff or to introduce nonseated working options in the offices.

Read more:

Neville Owen, Takemi Sugiyama, Elizabeth E. Eakin, Paul A. Gardiner, Mark S. Tremblay, James F. Sallis, Adults' Sedentary Behavior: Determinants and Interventions, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 2, August 2011, Pages 189-196, ISSN 0749-3797, 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.05.013.


Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Health, 11 July 2011 Elsevier


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