Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

Know about the dangers of sitting and tips to avoid them

When you’re in pain, it may be hard to make yourself get up and move. But consider this: A growing body of evidence suggests that spending too many hours sitting is hazardous to your health

Know about the dangers of sitting and tips to avoid themHabitual inactivity raises risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome. Researchers aren’t sure why prolonged sitting has such harmful health consequences. But one possible explanation is that it relaxes your largest muscles. When muscles relax, they take up very little glucose from the blood, raising your risk of type 2 diabetes. […]

6 things that can happen to your body when you sit all day

When you sit, you use less energy than you do when you stand or move. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions,  increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels ,  that make up metabolic syndrome

6 things that can happen to your body when you sit all dayToo much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The staggering amount of time many of us spend being sedentary—up to 15 hours a day if we work in an office, according to one study—can lead to problems inside and out. You’re […]

Morning exercise helps improve brain health in elderly, overweight adults

A study by Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in collaboration with The University of Western Australia has discovered some benefits to dragging yourself out of bed early, claiming morning exercise mitigates the impact of prolonged sitting on brain blood flow in those aged between 55 and 80-years-old

Morning exercise helps improve brain health in elderly, overweight adultsThe study found a morning bout of exercise reduces the detrimental impact on the pattern of brain blood flow of prolonged sitting in older adults who are overweight or obese. Lead researcher Michael Wheeler, a Ph.D. candidate in UWA’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, said strategies to maintain healthy blood flow to the […]

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancer

Young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed under age 50, is increasing in the US and globally, sharply contrasting with the dramatic decreases among older people, largely as a result of cancer screening initiatives

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancerA new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer has potentially different molecular characteristics compared to those of late-onset, and is typically more aggressive and found at a more advanced stage than those […]

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sitting

Sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the office, watching television, playing video games, our lives are easily filled with physical inactivity. The negative health consequences of sedentary living are also growing clearer

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sittingThe researchers found that compared to prolonged sitting, taking regular breaks to perform short, repeated bouts of activity lowered concentrations of blood sugar and blood sugar in the bloodstream for up to nine hours after a meal. As Dr Meredith Peddie, co-author of the new study, explains, “Most of us spend about 75 per cent of our […]

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly

Pooling results from more than 40 studies, researchers concluded that the more time people spend on their duffs -- whether at a desk, on the couch or in the car -- the greater their risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, cancer and especially type 2 diabetes

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularlyThe damage from prolonged sitting is thought to be due to reduced muscle activity, especially in the large muscles of the legs and back, which can decrease the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and remove harmful blood fats. Sitting for long periods may also adversely affect blood vessel function and increase food cravings, causing […]

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in class

A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine concluded that children who are more active “show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active”

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in classSit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. “We need to recognize that children are movement-based,” […]

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

A lot of people suffer from varicose veins and the number is continuously increasing. But there is a lack of awareness regarding the same. Owing to which, on September 23, Wockhardt hospital organised a free camp and a workshop to educate people about this neglected condition. More than 100 people from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this camp

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by standing for longer period or by standing and working continuously. To create awareness amongst the masses, Sterling Wockhardt hospital of Vashi organised a workshop. According to doctors, if one stands and works continuously on one place, then they suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, […]