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CAUTION! Sitting disease: What it is, what causes it and what should you do

Now that you are reading these lines, by chance you are sitting in a chair, right?…If yes, then it would be good to get up! The prolonged time sedentary posture during the day is associated with many diseases.This group of diseases associated with the sedentary way of life is called sedentary disease.Studies have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health problems, including obesity and metabolic syndrome (a cluster of individual conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and the non-normal cholesterol levels). The sedentary lifestyle that increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.One study compared adults who spent less than two hours a day in front of the tv or seated at a desk in front of the screen with other people who spent more than four hours a day in a sedentary job or living way of leisure (eg tv). The researchers found that those in the second group were:Approximately 50% increased risk of death from any αιτίαΠερίπου 125% in symptoms associated with cardiovascular disease, such as chest pain (angina pectoris), or heart προσβολήΟ increased risk of sedentary life has been studied separate from other traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as smoking and hypertension.The sitting disease is not only due to the tv in the house this sitting in front of the tv is not the only problem. Any extended sitting (such as on my desk at work, or behind the wheel as you drive) can be harmful. Indeed, to spend a few hours a week at the gym, or other moderate or vigorous physical activity seems to offset significantly the risk!Sitting disease: What it is necessary to κάνετεΗ solution seems to be that we need to sit less and move more. You can start by standing just a little up or to take some steps “to ξεπιαστείτε”, whenever you have the opportunity to work, or to think about ways to walk while you work. For example:standing up, talking on the phone, or as you eat your snack.If you work sitting at a desk for long periods of time, try a tall cabinet that puts you in an upright position, or improvise by working in a tall table, or counter.Walk a little together with your colleagues and don’t get up from your desk to go sit down somewhere else (e.g., a kitchen) when you take a break at work.The effect of motion (still and relaxed/smooth movement) can lead to big health benefits. For starters, you will burn more calories. This can lead to weight loss and increased energy you will have in the day.Even better, the muscle activity needed for standing up, or/and moving causes of important processes in the body associated with the breakdown of fats and sugars in the body. When you sit, these processes stall-and charged to your health.

Now that you are reading these lines, by chance you are sitting in a chair, right?…
If yes, then it would be good to get up! The prolonged time sedentary posture during the day is associated with many diseases.
This group of diseases associated with the sedentary way of life is called sedentary disease.
Studies have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health problems, including obesity and metabolic syndrome (a cluster of individual conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and the non-normal cholesterol levels). The sedentary lifestyle that increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
One study compared adults who spent less than two hours a day in front of the tv or seated at a desk in front of the screen with other people who spent more than four hours a day in a sedentary job or living way of leisure (eg tv). The researchers found that those in the second group were:
Approximately 50% increased risk of death from any cause
Approximately 125% in symptoms associated with cardiovascular disease, such as chest pain (angina pectoris), or heart attack
The increased risk of sedentary life has been studied separate from other traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as smoking and hypertension.
The sitting disease is not only due to the tv in the house
Sitting in front of the tv is not the only problem. Any extended sitting (such as on my desk at work, or behind the wheel as you drive) can be harmful. Indeed, to spend a few hours a week at the gym, or other moderate or vigorous physical activity seems to offset significantly the risk!
Sitting disease: What it is necessary to do
The solution seems to lie in the fact that we need to sit less and move more. You can start by standing just a little up or to take some steps “to ξεπιαστείτε”, whenever you have the opportunity to work, or to think about ways to walk while you work. For example:
Standing up as you talk on the phone, or as you eat your snack.
If you work sitting at a desk for long periods of time, try a tall cabinet that puts you in an upright position, or improvise by working in a tall table, or counter.
Walk a little together with your colleagues and don’t get up from your desk to go sit down somewhere else (e.g., a kitchen) when you take a break at work.
The effect of motion (still and relaxed/smooth movement) can lead to big health benefits. For starters, you will burn more calories. This can lead to weight loss and increased energy you will have in the day.
Even better, the muscle activity needed for standing up, or/and moving causes of important processes in the body associated with the breakdown of fats and sugars in the body. When you sit, these processes stall-and charged to your health.

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