Sit Less And Move More To Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Posted: Aug 16 2016, 7:50am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Sit Less and Move More to Reduce Heart Attack Risk
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  • Sitting All Day Long may Increase the Risk of a Heart Attack

It has been found that sitting all day long may contribute to the risk of a heart attack. It is better to incorporate some movement into your life and get off your bum once in awhile.

The sort of sedentary behavior found in today’s obesogenic environment may lead to the worst of consequences. These include heart disease and stroke.

It is not just a lack of exercise alone which is the main issue here. It is spending large portions of the day lying on your rear end without any movement.

Even if you spend an hour exercising each day and then spend the rest of the time sitting down, you will have increased your risk of contracting many maladies which have been labeled as the diseases of civilization.

The issue here is the prolonged time spent sitting like a couch potato on your behind. This is very detrimental to health and ultimately has deleterious effects on everything from the physiology to the psychology of the individual.

The research was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Among the long lost of nasty diseases that prolonged sitting causes may be included: diabetes, CV disease, damaged insulin sensitivity and a general decline in health status which is linked with sudden death.

There is so much that we still do not know about the effects of sedentary behavior. While trends and markers have been found, they still don’t establish a simple causal link.

We have yet to see the worst effects of sedentary behavior which still lie in the future. For now, the best advice is to get off your seat and walk about and even jog a little.

At least 30 minutes of exercise having a moderate intensity should be partaken of each and every day. This will have a salubrious effect on your health. The exercise may even be vigorous if it suits your level of fitness.

A weekly regimen of 150 minutes of moderate exercise is ideal. If you can manage it, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week would really boost your health quotient.

The objective is consistency. The participants have to consistently engage in this strenuous regimen. Yet there is all the rest of the time which is spent sitting down on a comfortable office chair or the living room sofa.

That in itself is very dangerous for health. The thing is to move about time after time and not lump your exercise in a concentrated time window of the day.

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