Sitting too much may double your risk of dying, study shows

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    Need a health boost? You might want to start with gettingup from your couch or computer desk.

    According to a study in the March 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers discovered thatpeople who sat for 11 hours a day or more were 40 percent more likely to die - from any cause. jordan high heels  Theresearchers also found the odds of dying were 15 percent higher for those who sit between eight to 11hours a day compared to those who sit less than four hours a day.

    Researchers relied on self-reported data from 22,497 individuals 45 years or older from the 45 and Upstudy, the largest look at aging in the Southern Hemisphere. The study has interviewed over 265,000 menand women across New South Wales and Australia,Jordan Heels  focusing on about 10 percent of that group foradditional data over the coming decades. The researchers determined sitting was associated with a higherdeath risk after ruling out other factors including gender, age, education, urban/rural residence, physicalactivity, body mass index, smoking status, self-rated health and disability.

    "The evidence on the detrimental health effects of prolonged sitting has been building over the last fewyears," Air Jordan High Heels  study author Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney, toldHealthDay. "The study stands out because of its large number of participants and the fact that it was one ofthe first that was able to look at total sitting time. Most of the evidence to date had been on the health risksof prolonged television viewing."nike high heels

    A study last year by Harvard researchers found watching TV for two hours a day increases type 2 diabetesrisk by 20 percent and heart disease risk by 15 percent, HealthPop reported. More than three hours of dailyviewing and you're upping your risk of dying from any disease, the study found.

    Too much sitting or a lack of physical activity has also been linked to causing up to 43,000 cases of coloncancer and 49,000 cases of breast cancer, HealthPop reported. That report, Nike heels which was presented at theAmerican Institute for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. in November 2011, looked at over 200 studiesworldwide and concluded that physical inactivity raises risks for cancer. The World Health Organization saysphysical inactivity is the main cause for approximately 21-25 percent of breast and colon cancers,MBT Zapatos   27percent of diabetes and approximately 30 percent of ischaemic heart disease burden.

    van der Ploeg told HealthDay that nine out of 10 adults spend relax by sitting down and fewer than halfexercise for at least 150 minutes of at least moderate-intensity physical activity each week, a standard setby the WHO .

    The researchers say that reducing sitting time,chaussures mbt    in addition to increasing physical activity levels, may helpalleviate sitting's link to all-cause mortality.

    Other experts agree.

    "We are continuing to demonstrate time and time again in different populations that there is something realto the association between sitting time and reduced longevity," Dr. Alpa V. Patel, MBT Schuhe  an epidemiologist at theAmerican Cancer Society in Atlanta who has published studies on the health risks associated with too muchsitting, told WebMD. She suggests people should sit for five fewer minutes each hour.

    "Small changes can have a big impact," she said.