Diseases of the heart and circulatory system and cancer are more common causes of death in people who lead an inactive life. One hour of medium intensity of physical activity per day is enough to undo the lethal effect of sitting at the table or watching TV.
Researchers from Cambridge University who analyzed data on millions of men and women discovered that sitting for more than eight hours a day without exercise can considerably increase the risk of premature death.
It was established that 60 per cent is more likely to be people engaged in research – including the thousands of people who work in offices – to die earlier than more active individuals.
Diseases of the heart and circulatory system and cancer are more common causes of death in people who lead an inactive life.
However, an increased risk of death associated with excessive sitting can be completely eliminate with one-hour training session on the day of medium intensity. The accelerated pace or cycling certainly fall into this category. The study authors have warned the employers to have an understanding towards the staff who occasionally taking breaks to get up from their desk and walked.
‘You do not have to necessarily do sports or go to the gym. It is okay to take a walk in the morning, during lunch or after dinner. You can divide your workouts throughout the day, but you should exercise at least an hour, “says the head of the research team that done the study.
Scientists claim that any interruption of seating that includes physical activity is excellent. ‘Take a five minute break every hour, go to the next room, go to the second floor for coffee, go to the printer, “ he said. “Integrate physical activity into your daily lives. If possible, take a walk or cycle to work and the way home.