Modern life has made man sit for too long and move for too little. Except you make a conscious effort to continually walk and move, you’d find yourself being sedentary for too long.
Technology and the 9 to 5 work system have made man sedentary in the 21st century and yet another research has found how deadly this is.
The Mayo Clinic studied the sitting habits of 800,000 people over a 15-year period.
The findings showed that people who sat in front of the screen for more than four hours have increased risks of death by any cause by 50 per cent and risks of heart attack, chest pain or similar ailments by 125 per cent.
“Sitting is the new smoking,” says Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic.
He warns that the sedentary life is not only linked to weight problems but also poses greater risks of cancer and heart diseases, just like a cigarette smoke.
Dr. Levine pointed out that regular but moderate exercise didn’t counteract the risks of prolonged sitting.
“The solution seems to be less sitting and more moving overall,” said Levine.
So, people; keep moving and try as much as possible to spend lesser time sitting.