Prolonged sitting puts health at risk

Prolonged sitting puts health at riskReuters file photo

Simon Fraser University has come up with new research, adding further weight to the contention that delayed sitting might be dangerous to your health.

A global review studying more than 100,000 people in 21 nations had found that individuals who sat for six to eight hours daily had a 12-13 per cent expanded risk for early demise and coronary illness, while the people who sat for over eight hours every day increased that to a sobering 20 per cent.

Co-led by Simon Fraser University wellbeing sciences teacher Scott Lear and Wei Li of Beijing's Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the research was published in the journal 'Jama Cardiology'.

After examining people over an average of 11 years it was established that high measures of sitting time were related to an increased risk of early demise and cardiovascular ailments. While sitting was problematic in all nations, it was particularly so in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.

According to the research, people who sat the most and were not very physically active had the most elevated risk - - up to 50 per cent - - while the individuals who sat the most but at the same time were physically active had a considerably lower risk of about 17 per cent.

"For those sitting over four hours per day, supplanting a half-hour of sitting with practice decreased the gamble by two per cent," Lear noted.

He added, "With only one of every four Canadians meeting the movement rules there's a genuine open door here for individuals to build their action and decrease their possibilities of early demise and heart disease."

The research found a specific relationship in lower-income nations, driving researchers to estimate that it could be because sitting in higher-income countries is typically associated with higher socioeconomic status and better-paying jobs.

Lear noted, "Clinicians ought to zero in on not so much sitting but rather more action as a minimal expense mediation can have tremendous advantages. But while clinicians need to receive the message out about countering sitting with action, people need to all the more likely evaluate their ways of life and treat their well-being in a serious way."

He added saying, "our study found that a combination of sitting and inactivity accounted for 8.8 per cent of all deaths, which is close to the contribution of smoking (10.6 per cent in Lear and Li's study)."It's a global problem that has a remarkably simple fix. Scheduling time to get out of that chair is a great start."