Often Sitting Long? Beware Exposed Chronic Disease
You often sit long? Be careful, because according to research at Kansas State University, the man who sat for more than four hours a day have a higher risk of chronic disease. For example, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or hypertension, especially as we enter middle age.
MedicalDaily report said the longer a man working in a sitting position in a day, the risk of developing chronic diseases also increased.
“A lot of office work are asking their employees to sit in for long periods. This can be harmful because workers become inactive and the total energy released is very small,” said study leader, Rosenkranz.
Interestingly, the high risk of chronic disease that has no correlation with body mass index. Without being affected by how heavy his body weight, sitting habits that will have great impact on the overall health status.
In general, people do have a lot of physical activity and reducing seated, says Rosenkranz. “This is not just a matter of the lack of physical activity, but also because they sit too long,” he said.