Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Study shows that “Sitting “shortens our Life Span

According to Dr. Anup Kanodia at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, sitting increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and slows down the metabolism. Dr. Kanodia even stated that “sitting is the new smoking”. For some of us, sitting is part of the job. We do customer service, IT, we also work as a receptionist, or maybe even a server. 
Dr. Kanodia showed on Oct 2012 Australian study compared smoking and sitting. For every hour of T.V that people watch while sitting it cuts 22 mins from their life span.  It is estimated for smokers, they cut their life span by about 11 mins for every cigarette that they smoke.  
How is sitting related to cardio vascular disease and diabetes?  Sitting burns minimal calories and it suppresses the product of an enzyme that turns bad cholesterol into good cholesterol:  Lipoprotein lipase.  
Sitting can also lead to insulin resistance, therefore affecting diabetics.  Incidentally, another Australian study found that adults who sat for more than 11 hours a day increased their risk of death by a whopping 40% in the next 3 years, compared to those who for 4 hours or less.

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