Calling all the table chair's inhabitants – that is, all I know and many, many more. If you sit all day stressing out as it does me, it is today changing your life (or at least allowing you to do something about it). We've heard several times sitting can cause chaos on our health – sitting is the new smoking they say – but when your job involves sitting behind a desk in front of a screen, what do you do?
For years, the science and fitness world has gone back and forth on whether or not it is possible to educate can actually mitigate the negative effects of sitting, and we are happy to announce that, according to new research, it can. 1
"Our results support continued efforts to promote physical activity in the populations that are highly grounded for any reason," said Emmanuel Stamatakis, Ph.D.'s lead author of the paper. "In the absence of physical activity, only reduction of sitting times may be insufficient for better health."
The study included 149,077 Australian men and women aged 45 and older, and the results showed that if you are a "high-seat", meaning you are sitting for more than six hours, increasing your physical activity will increase. positive impact on your health and the risk of death than if you are a low sitting. If you are a low sitting, your best bet is to reduce the risk of death to replace your meeting with standing. But too high a seat is not enough.
"One possible explanation for this is that among the most sedentary participants standing are not sufficient to reduce health risks," Stamatakis said. "Instead, it might be a better option to replace seated to get started and it is possible with a majority of adults."
It was surprising that the powerful physical activity was most effective in compensating for the influence of the seat, but the study authors acknowledge that this is not possible for all adults. Instead, the seniors focus on getting as much physical activity as their schedules allow, with the highest intensity they can cope with.
This study is particularly exciting because as a physical activity epidemiologist and investigator at the National Cancer Institute Charles E. Matthews comments, these findings confirm that there are a number of ways to reduce the risk of death from sitting too much and getting too little physical activity. And that's just a reason to get moving! "
" Since sedentary behavior seems to be far more competitive than healthy physical activity behavior during our discretionary time, it is more important than ever to pay attention to our daily physical activity and to spend time trying to optimize both behaviors for better health. , "says Matthews.
So TL; DR: the more we sit, the more physical activity we must strive to squeeze in. And if you're looking for ways to do what you've come to the right place.