Tag: Sedentary Lifestyle

WHO Says Children Below 2 Should Not Have Sedentary Screen Time

WHO released a new guideline, saying that children under 2 should not have any screen time. The panel said childhood health is best achieved through physical activity and good sleep.

Public Health April 25, 2019

Sitting Down At Least 6 Hours A Day May Be Causing 70,000 Deaths Per Year

Lying or sitting down for at least six hours a day caused 70,000 deaths in 2016 and almost £1 billion in health care spending. Concerns about decreased work productivity might be stalling policymakers to implement effective intervention on sedentary lifestyle.

Public Health March 28, 2019

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse For Health And Mortality Than Smoking, Heart Disease, And Diabetes: Study

A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Sitting Too Much Linked To Memory Problems And Higher Dementia Risk

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

Replacing Sedentary Time With 30 Minutes Of Housework Can Benefit Health

A new study highlights the health benefits of everyday activities such as household chores. The study involved measuring the physical activity of over 800 men and women in a span of 15 years.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Sitting For More Than 13 Hours A Day Can Be Deadly Even If You Exercise

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

American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

Sedentary Lifestyles May Increase Risks Of Environmentally Induced Asthma Symptoms: Study

Sedentary lifestyles make people more prone to develop environmentally induced asthma. A new study analyzed the effects of being sedentary in rats exposed to different ozone levels.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016

31 Million Older Americans Do Not Exercise Enough: CDC

One in every four American adults aged 50 and above do not get enough exercise, a new CDC study suggests. Doing so puts them at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

Sit Less, Move More: Sedentary Behavior Is Bad For Your Heart

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

Many US Children Do Not Have Ideal Heart Health Because Of Poor Diet And Sedentary Lifestyle

Many U.S. children have poor cardiovascular health based on standards set by the American Heart Association. How do children achieve ideal heart health?

Public Health August 13, 2016

Lack Of Exercise, Sedentary Behavior Cost The World 5 Million Lives And $67.5 Billion Every Year

Physical inactivity costs the world $67.5 billion annually in healthcare expenses and also accounts for 5 million deaths every year. Findings suggest that lack of exercise is an economic burden but could also be the key in lowering chronic diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 28, 2016

Being Sedentary May Promote Hardening Of Arteries: Study

If you want to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, there’s one important tip you should never forget. It’s best to move around or walk.

Public Health April 24, 2016

Health Benefits Of Standing Desks Largely Unproven: Study

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

Walking For At Least 10 Minutes Can Help You Live Longer

If you want to live longer, get up and move. Researchers found that replacing inactivity with just 10 minutes of light movements can prolong life.

Life February 28, 2016

Sitting For Long Periods Increases Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk Even If You Exercise

Sitting for long hours may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, even though a person works out. Diabetes is still the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Life February 3, 2016

Obese People Should Reduce Sitting Time To Lower Heart Disease Risk: Other Ways To Improve Cardiovascular Health

Prolonged sitting and inactivity is bad for the health, particularly for obese people. A new study suggests that obese people who spend too much time sitting in front of the TV screen should find ways to reduce the sedentary habit.

Life January 14, 2016

Watching Too Much TV, Sedentary Lifestyle May Dull Young Adult Brains

Watching too much television and lack of physical activity in younger years may take a toll on cognitive function. Researchers said that this is an alarming finding because of the amount of time spent being sedentary among teens of today.

Life December 4, 2015

2.7 Billion Adults To Become Obese By 2025: Experts Blame Western Diet

From 13 percent in 2014, this year it is estimated that 17 percent of the world's adults will become obese by 2025 if governments do not take action to address obesity. Experts blame the current trend on the Western diet and sedentary lifestyles.

Life October 11, 2015

Beat The Ill Effects Of Sitting Long Hours By Fidgeting

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

Shorter Bursts Of Physical Activity Can Help Counter Idle Lifestyles Of Children

Children who take at least three minutes to walk every 30 minutes during a long period of sedentary activity such as watching TV have lower levels of blood sugar and insulin, which could help reduce their risks for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Life August 28, 2015

Researchers Find That Using Portable Pedals Under An Office Desk May Help Sedentary Workers

A new study found that inspiring employees with sedentary work to move more may improve their health and well-being. The researchers asked the worker subjects to use portable pedals under an office desk for weeks and the effects are quite helpful.

Life August 13, 2015

Sitting Too Much Can Make You Anxious, Claims New Study

Researchers warn against sitting too much as this can lead to an increased risk of anxiety.

Life June 22, 2015

Want To Live Longer? Add 2 MInutes Of Walking To Every Hour Of Your Life.

Known dangers of a sedentary lifestyle can be alleviated with as little as 2 minutes of walking in each hour of sitting, study suggests. Even such light activity can "confer a survival benefit," researchers say.

Life May 4, 2015

If You Want to Keep Exercising Set Realistic Exercise Goals, Experts Recommend

Sedentary individuals may find it easier to engage in physical activities by not focusing on public health recommendations on exercise. Experts said that having some form of physical exercise is better than having none at all.

Life January 22, 2015

Too Lazy to Exercise? Nestlé 'Exercise in a Bottle' May be Right for You

Food and nutritional products may soon contain an ingredient that could provide the body with some of the benefits of physical exercise. Researchers, however, cautioned that no single product could augment all of the positive effects of being physically active.

Life November 24, 2014

Boring office meeting? Be more productive, stand

A possible solution to boring and unproductive meetings is to get everyone standing while brainstorming ideas. Study finds people working together while standing tend to be more collaborative, more engaged and more creative.

Life June 21, 2014

Unglue yourself from the chair, lower the risk of cancer, heart disease

Warning: Prolonged sitting is dangerous to your health. Researchers found an association between sedentary lifestyles and risks for endometrial, lung and colon cancers.

Life June 17, 2014

Obese women's deepest secret revealed: 1 hour of exercise per year

A new study has revealed the startling fact that obese men get less than four hours worth of exercise a year, and women only one hour, because people now live lives that are very sedentary.

Life February 24, 2014

Sedentary lifestyle may increase heart failure risk

A study suggests that sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of heart failure in men.

Life January 23, 2014

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