- February 3, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Researcher's Corner
Emobileclinic Researchers’ corner:
No matter the level of your daily exercises, a recent study has shown that sitting on a spot for more than one hour is detrimental to one’s health. ‘People who sat an hour longer than others have 22% higher odds for type 2 diabetes‘says a new study.
The new study suggests that the more hour of sitting on a spot the more higher the risk. ‘An extra hour of sedentary time was associated with 39% increased odds for metabolic syndrome’
Apart from the laborers or office assistants, I don’t think there will be anyone that would not be affected.Most of our activities revolve around sitting down. We spend hours on our table, hours watching TV, hours at the bar, hours inside the car and so on.
The new research which further buttresses the 47 studies on sedentary behavior and the high risk despite exercises ‘suggests that even an extra 40 minutes of couch potato behavior will dramatically increase your risk of getting type 2 diabetes” Is anyone asking what about at night when we sleep?( Lol)
The researchers came to this conclusion by ”strapping motion monitor on the thighs of the participants for eight days and testing the glucose levels in their blood. Of the 2,497 participants, the majority sat for at least nine hours a day. An extra hour of sedentary time was associated with 22% increased odds for type 2 diabetes and 39% increased odds for metabolic syndrome, suggesting that “sedentary behavior may play a significant role in the development and prevention of type 2 diabetes.”
An expert on Physical and Health said inactivity has always been a dangerous way to live a healthy life and WHO has recognized it as the number 4 leading death factor in medical cases.
Standing up in between those periods is suggested to keep the body off this risk. We might need to set our phone alarm to remind us every one hour at this rate!
Kindly share please. Thanks