Want To Live Longer? - You LITERALLY need to 'Get Off Your A$$!'

Published April 27, 2015

A recent meta-analysis revealed that too much sitting is a health-risk-- even for people who exercise regularly.  According to the Jan 2015 article published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, people who sit too much are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans.  A review of 47 studies which involved hundreds of thousands of people, showed that excessive sitting was associated with an 18 percent increased risk of dying of cardiovascular disease and a 17 percent increased risk of dying from cancer during the study periods (ranging from 1 to 16 years).  Additionally, sitting too long was tied to a 91 percent increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and about a 13 and 14 percent increase in the risk of being diagnosed with cancer or heart problems during the studies, respectively.  The research found that people who exercised on top of sitting for long periods of time faced lower risks of these health conditions in general, but the exercising did not completely counteract the risks that came with sitting for a long time.  Therefore, doctors suggest getting up and walking around at least 3-4 minutes every half an hour, regardless of whether you are exercising regularly.  

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