Apply the research results that have been recently coming out and reduce your chance of disease by simply making a point of getting up every hour and walking around a bit or having a little stretch. Such a simple new habit to establish which could make quite a difference in your future.
others also have investigated the health dangers of sitting too long
without moving around, which is called "sitting disease."
In a study of 123,000 people, she found that the more time
people spent sitting, the higher their risk of dying early. "Even among
individuals who were regularly active, the risk of dying prematurely was
higher among those who spent more time sitting," she says.
Emerging research indicates that prolonged sitting also
increases the risk of some types of cancer, such as colon, endometrial
and ovarian cancers, Friedenreich says.
James Levine, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn., says many people sit an average of seven to 9 hours a
day. "If you've sat for an hour, you've probably sat too long," he says.
Friedenreich is looking into why exercise reduces cancer risk.
In a study of 320 post-menopausal women, she has found that physical
activity appears to decrease the risk of cancer by increasing insulin
sensitivity and reducing body fat, inflammation, metabolic hormones and
sex steroids hormones."
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