sitting wrongly in office can affect your bones

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Sitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

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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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Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sitting

For less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published today in the annual cardiovascular health promotion issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In […]

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4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  

Asthma, a chronic lung disease, affects many people around the world. Though there is no cure for the condition, one can manage symptoms to a significant degree with the help of medications and other recommendations. It is important to know about these potential signs so you can have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible: […]

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

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

Think 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 – […]

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Cycling and treadmill workstations may be ‘healthier’ than standing options

Cycling and treadmill workstations may be ‘healthier’ than standing versions, because their use seems to be associated with greater positive physiological changes in the body, finds a systematic review of the available evidence, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. But treadmill versions can interfere with computer work, the findings indicate. A growing body of […]

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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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Just 20 minutes of exercise may offset the health effects of sitting down all day

Lead author Emmanuel Stamatakis and colleagues found that sitting was associated with an increased risk for death among the least active individuals. However, this risk could be reduced or even eliminated by engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at currently recommended levels. “In our study, sitting time was associated consistently with both overall premature mortality […]

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