Researchers discovered that sitting too much may be linked to memory problems due to changes in a part of the brain. The effect is considered a predecessor for dementia, along with other significant signs of cognitive decline.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018
Using standing desks for long periods of time could be as dangerous as prolonged sitting. Standing for two hours has been linked to discomfort and decreased mental reactiveness.
Public Health February 27, 2018
Sitting for prolonged periods can be deadly. A new study involving nearly 8,000 adults suggests that even physical exercise cannot undo the harm associated with extended sitting time.
Public Health September 12, 2017
A new study reveals too much sitting can speed up the aging process for women, but adds that it’s possible to slow it down through regular exercise and daily physical activity.
Public Health January 24, 2017
Too much time spent on sedentary behavior is bad for your heart, a new advisory revealed. The American Heart Association says the best solution is to sit less and move more.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016
Standing desks may seem like a healthy way to beat the negative effects of prolonged sitting at work. However, experts found that the health benefits of these desks remain uncertain and unproven.
Life March 18, 2016
While sleeping may replenish energy, doing it for more than nine hours a day can be bad. Prolonged sleep and sitting, together with too little exercise may increase death risk.
Life December 11, 2015
A team of researchers showed the benefits of standing, linking standing for at least six hours a day to a lower risk for obesity. They studied the standing habits in relation to obesity and metabolic risk measures of over 7,000 adults.
Life November 7, 2015
Sitting down for extended periods has long been associated with increased health problems and death risks. British researchers, however, found that this is not exactly accurate as per the results of a long-term study.
Life October 13, 2015
A study has found that fidgeting, small a movement it may be, may be able to offset the adverse health effects of sitting long hours.
Life September 25, 2015
Even just sitting down, when done for long periods of time, can increase risks for certain cancers in women, according to researchers from the American Cancer Society.
Life July 18, 2015
Remain healthy at work, even if you're sitting much of the day. Try these quick fix fitness tips stretch out the body while bringing clarity and focus to the mind.
Internet Culture April 30, 2015
Sitting for prolonged periods is associated with up to 90 percent increased risks for diabetes and even premature death and exercise can't help reduce these odds.
Life January 20, 2015
A new report reveals standing, rather than sitting, during meetings not only boosts individual performance but team creativity. The authors say it is the first study to validate the interpersonal effects of non-sedentary work configurations.
Life June 22, 2014
For adults over 60, sitting down may not be the innocent rest one might think. Sitting down frequently and for extended periods of time, sometimes called sitting disease, may cause disability as a direct result of sedentary habits.
Life February 19, 2014