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

New 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 […]

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Know about the dangers of sitting and tips to avoid them

Habitual 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. […]

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Morning exercise helps improve brain health in elderly, overweight adults

The 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 […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

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

A 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 […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

Excess TV viewing can increase risk of developing blood clots

Watching television for too long may double the chances of developing blood clots, a study has warned. The new findings are to feature at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017, held this week in Anaheim, CA. Researchers have already linked the amount of time spent watching TV to risk of heart disease that […]

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

The 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 […]

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Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly

The 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 […]

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Why kids shouldn’t sit still in class

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in class

Sit 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,” […]

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

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

Varicose 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, […]

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