Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cutting Down On Siting Time Can Curb Heart Disease Risk in Obese People

Cutting Down On Siting Time Can Curb Heart Disease Risk in Obese PeopleProlonged sitting is assuming a menacing role for human health. With most part of our living shifting indoors and onto the work desk, lifestyle diseases are on the rise. Not only is prolonged sitting associated with triggering weight gain but also ailments like heart diseases, fatty liver and others.A recent study conducted at King's College London suggests that, "daily morning exercise alone may not help you ward off the ill-effects of sitting for long hours." Researchers at University of Pittsburgh, US share that for those suffering from obesity, reducing the time spent on watching television or playing computer games may be as important as doing exercise to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart diseases.Sedentary behaviour is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, the study said. According to the researchers, the findings could be used to design and test programmes for adults with severe obesity that emphasize reducing time spent sitting, rather than immediately working toward increased moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity or exercise, such as brisk walking.

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