News Roundup: The Health Risks of Sitting All Day

Sitting all day can take a toll on your health. It can increase risk of type two diabetes and the likelihood of being overweight. But, there are a few things you can do throughout the day that can help you get your blood flowing and combat the negative health effects of sitting all day.

This week’s News Roundup brings you a collection of articles and blog posts related to the health risks of sitting all day and what you can do about it.

Why sitting is bad for you-Murat Dalkilinc. “Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.”

The risks of sitting all day. “A study of 3,757 women found that for every two hours they sat in a given work day, their risk of developing diabetes went up seven percent, which means their risk is 56 percent higher on days they sit for eight hours.”

Is sitting all day bad for you? The truth you need to know.  “What you can do at work: For every hour you sit, get up for two minutes and walk around. Or for every half hour you sit, get up and do a couple of stretches.”

Here’s How Much You Should Stand Each Day. Time. “Interestingly, they found that spending two extra hours a day standing instead of sitting was linked to better blood sugar levels and lower levels of fat in the blood (triglycerides). Specifically, more time spent standing was associated with a 2% lower average blood sugar levels and a 11% lower levels of triglycerides. Cholesterol levels showed improvement as well.”

The One Yoga Pose You Should Do If You Sit All Day Long. Huffington Post. “This simple seated stretch will free up the backs of your legs, which are often tight after sitting at a desk or behind the wheel of a car for long periods of time.”




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