Those who sit for long hours whether working or watching television; are exposed to serious health consequences.
How many hours should not be exceeded in sitting? What can we do to avoid the resulting health risks? People who sit for long hours need to exercise for more than 30 minutes a day to avoid health risks.
According to a study by the Australian University of Sydney, the risk of mortality by cardiovascular disease in people sitting more than six hours a day without exercisingis higher than those who exercise for only one hour a day.
The study also showed that standing up lowers health risks for those who sit for four hours a day or less, but standing up loses its impact for those who sit longer than this.
In addition to standing up, the study indicated that the practice of moderate exercises of 20 to 40 minutes a day, such as walking or climbing stairs, significantly reduce the health risks of those who sit for long periods.
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American College for Cardiology ,took nine years and was conducted on a sample of 150,000 people over the age of 45.
PHD Emmanuel Stamatakis, lead author of the study , said: “sitting time is associated with early deaths and cardiovascular deaths in less physically active groups, for example, those who were physically inactive for more than eight hours a day were 107% more exposed to mortality than those who have been physically active for at least one hour a day and sat for less than four hours “.
Professor Stamatakis stressed that any movement is good for health and that Intensive physical activity is the most effective solution for long sitting times.