Get up every 30 minutes to reduce your chances of dying by half. Research has repeatedly cautioned that "sitting illness" is a genuine thing. However, if you sit all day at work, you should get up and exercise every 30 minutes to reduce your chance of mortality, according to a recent research. The study also said that people who sit for more than eight hours per day are four times more likely to die during the next ten years than those who sit for less than this amount of time.
Your body was not designed to be sat upon for long periods of time, says Dr Doug McGuff, president of the American College of Sports Medicine. It needs to be moved or changed positions occasionally to avoid muscle and tendon stress and the associated risk of injury.
In fact, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that patients who spent more than six hours a day sitting were at increased risk of death from any cause compared with individuals who spent only three hours or less sitting each day. The study also showed that increasing daily activity levels was linked to lower rates of mortality from any cause and several specific diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
So, the answer to how often you should get up from sitting depends on how long you have been sitting each day. If you have been sitting for more than six hours, you should get up every hour or two to keep yourself safe and healthy.
"Sitting, whether you exercise or not, increases your chance of dying. If you sat for more than 12 hours in a day, your chance of mortality climbed significantly "Dr. Keith Diaz of Columbia University Medical Center, the study's lead author, stated. Sitting for too many hours has been linked to increased risks of developing diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Experts say it's important to stand up every hour or so when sitting for long periods of time.
Here are some other ways in which sitting is harmful: It can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Sitting for a long period of time can also increase your risk of sudden death. Even if you aren't currently sick, standing up will help prevent illness and extend your life.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults should spend no more than half of their time sitting down. Studies show that people who walk at least once per day tend to live longer than those who don't.
Here's some bad news: the more time you spend sitting each day, the more likely you are to get heart disease. According to a new study, those who sit for 10 hours or more per day are more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those who sit for five or fewer hours per day. Even if you exercise regularly, if you spend most of your time sitting you're at greater risk of developing heart disease.
The main problem with sitting for long periods is that it causes your blood pressure to rise and can lead to heart disease. The more hours you sit each day, the higher your risk becomes. After ten hours, the risk increases significantly - after twelve hours it is almost twice as high as people who sit for less than six hours per day.
Those who sit for longer periods are also more likely to develop diabetes and other health problems associated with being overweight or obese. Sitting for too long can also cause your metabolism to slow down which in turn can lead to weight gain.
So the next time you're watching television or using the computer for several hours at a time, stand up every 80 minutes or so. That will help keep your body active and healthy.
Sit for no more than 30 minutes at a time. Even the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, Pain Science, and Dr. Mercola advocate the same length for sitting. Thirty minutes is the maximum amount of time that an average person can spend sitting down.
After 30 minutes, you will start to feel pain in your hips, back, and knees. This shows that you have been sitting too long. It is important to break up your sitting time with periods of standing or walking every 30 minutes or so.
People who work at computers all day need to take breaks from sitting every hour or so. In fact, working past the recommended hours of sitting each day has been linked to increased rates of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In conclusion, sitting for too long is bad for you. You should try not to sit for longer than 30 minutes at a time. If you have to sit for longer than this, then stand up every hour or so and walk around for 10 minutes. This will help keep you healthy and happy!