New Study Reveals Skyrocketing Death Rates from “Sitting”
How Your TV & PC Are Dramatically Increasing Your Risk of Death…
7 Ways to Live Potentially Decades Longer and
Healthier, Adding Years to Your Life!
By now, you and your loved ones are likely well aware of some sedentary lifestyle risks. Too much time spent lying on the couch can greatly increase your risk of weight gain, obesity and all of its related diseases ranging from heart disease to type 2 diabetes.
For thousands of years men, women and children had to plant, hunt and forage for food for their survival. Prior to the 1900s only the kings, queens and elite were overweight or had obesity issues as evidenced by old master’s paintings.
Today the comforts of our lifestyles are causing serious health problems as they also unknowingly did for many of the elite in past centuries.
The human body requires active lifestyle movement and water to flush out toxins, to stay strong and for ridding itself of illnesses to sustain and survive.
What has changed? Technology has dramatically changed our lives … some for the better. But for all the advances, technology is reducing our quality of health as life expectancies are now on the decline.
People who sit and watch TV for more than four hours a day are 80 percent more likely to die much sooner from heart disease than those who limit their TV watching to two hours or less.
Numerous studies show rates of heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and obesity are doubled and even tripled in people who sit for several hours every day.
Sitting stops the circulation of lipase, an enzyme that absorbs fats. So instead of being absorbed by your muscles, when you’re sitting fat recirculates in your bloodstream where it may end up stored as body fat, clogging arteries or contributing to disease.
John Dearlove (CEO of Health Realizations) in 2005 titled the disease causing behavior “Sittosis”.
Most of you probably expect to hear that if you spend a lot of time doing sedentary behaviors, such as watching TV, playing video games, and sitting in front of a computer, it’s not a good thing for your health.
But here is a fact that will most likely surprise you … and may even shock you …
Sedentary behavior is not only a risk for those couch potatoes who do little else than sit all day; it’s also a risk for you and those who regularly exercise!
The risk comes in, it seems, in proportion to how long you spend sitting … even if you spend other time working out on a treadmill, dancing, playing sports and being active.
Have You Experienced or Heard These Common Sitting Complaints?
We’ve received these online or heard these from our own friends and loved ones when they spend too long sitting. Have you?
- I have this odd “sitting nerve pain”.
- Intense “shoulder problems from sitting at desk”!
- I have “upper leg pain when sitting or lying down”.
- I get a “painful hip worse when sitting”!
- “Why do my feet hurt to stand on after I have been sitting”?
- Incredible “leg pain when sitting or lying”!
- Today I had a “chest muscle sharp pain sitting at desk”!
- Is it normal that my “knee hurts when sitting”?
- My “knee hurts after sitting for a while”.
- I get this “thigh pain when sitting”.
- Sharp “pelvic pain when sitting down”!
- Ever had a “pain groin one side sitting”?
- How do I get rid of “urethral pain when sitting”?
- I’ve gotten “health problems sitting around”.
- “Why do my hips hurt after sitting for a while”?
- “Does sitting at computer all day cause injury to neck”?
- I got this immense “lower back pain while sitting”!
- My “back hurts when sitting ok when standing”.
Watching TV Increases Your Risk of Death
This may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s exactly what a new study by Australian researchers found. They followed 8,800 people for an average of six years and found that those who watched TV for more than 4 hours a day were 46 percent more likely to die of any cause during the study period and 80 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those who spent less than 2 hours a day watching TV.
This is concerning as ratings firm Nielsen Co. reported that Americans watched an average of more than 5 hours of TV a day in just three months!
What is Your “Sittosis” Daily Health Quotient?
|How many hours a day do you watch TV?||__ Hours Per Day|
|Now add number of hours on computer:||__ Hours Per Day|
|Plus the number of hours you spend driving:||__ Hours Per Day|
|Total hours per day you’re sitting:||__ Hours Per Day|
But the solution, again, is not to figure out how to get more vigorous exercise into your schedule (not that that would be a bad idea), it’s to figure out how to sit less.
“It’s not the sweaty type of exercise we’re losing,” says David Dunstan, a researcher at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, who led the study, in the Wall Street Journal. “It’s the incidental moving around, walking around, standing up and utilizing muscles that