Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exercise

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behaviour- like spending all day in your desk chair - were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that's critical for memory

Prolonged sitting harms brain health, even if you exerciseResearchers discovered that among 35 adults aged 45 to 75 without dementia, those who spent more time sitting in the day had greater thinning of the medial temporal lobe. This is an area of the brain that is important for making new memories. Even high levels of physical activity did not make a difference, the […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in men

Compared with men who watched TV for up to 1 hour each day, those who watched TV for at least 4 hours per day were found to have a 35 per cent greater risk of bowel cancer. The team found no link between time spent watching TV and the risk of bowel cancer in women

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in menResearchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop bowel cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But don’t lose hope, the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer by increasing […]

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new study

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that adults aged 18 to 64 and those aged 65 and older should aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity every week. For adults who are unable to meet these guidelines, it is recommended that "they should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new studySedentary behaviour may increase the death risk for frail adults who aged 50 and the older, who have low levels of physical activity, a new study suggests. According to statistics from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, just 44.9 per cent of older adults aged 65 to 74 met the physical activity guidelines last year. […]

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaign

Sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not resolved by working out in the gym. So, stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaignA new campaign On Your Feet Britain is a partnership between the group Get Britain Standing and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity. It is calling on people to stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks. Experts described inactivity as “one of the biggest” challenges in health. […]