Dangers of hypodynamia - sedentary lifestyle - have been discussed for many decades, but over the last 5 years they have come to a new level.
American experts have said that sitting for long hours is associated with a deterioration in mental health, increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and also carries a higher risk of becoming a disabled person. The seat is also associated with high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol. Experts admit that they still do not know for sure which of these states is primary: poor health leads to hypodynamia or vice versa?
The negative effect of hypodynamia on the state of health of scientists is explained by the fact that the seat for a long time leads to the fact that the muscles burn less fat, with blood circulating more sluggish. Only two of these factors can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. One way or another, doctors say that let an hour of jogging with a treadmill - a great way to workout and prevent many problems, but nevertheless, he can not nullify the disastrous consequences of 8 hours sitting at the desk.
What are these effects? "Seats are accused of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, such as myocardial infarction, death due to heart disease, and death from cancer," says Dr. Andrea Lacroix, director of the Women's Health Center at the University of California.
She recently conducted a study and found that older women who spent most of their sitting time were more likely to die within 12 years of follow-up than their more active age-partners. Women who stayed more than 11 hours were at the peak of risk, the expert said.