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Sitting increases risk of death

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dotcomdesigns, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    Smoking, drinking, eating read meat and now sitting has joined the long list of things that can kill you!

    If that were the case I should be dead alrea....................................

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    Sitting for long periods of time can sharply increase the risk of dying, according to the latest research.

    A study led by the University of Sydney found that adults who sat for 11 or more hours daily had a 40 per cent increased risk of dying in the following three years, as compared to those who sat for fewer than four hours daily.

    The study looked at more than 20,000 people, and was adjusted for physical activity, weight, and health status.

    Lead author Dr Hidde van deer Ploeg said: "These results have important public health implications.

    "That morning walk or trip to the gym is still necessary, but it's also important to avoid prolonged sitting. Our results suggest the time people spend sitting at home, at work and in traffic should be reduced by standing or walking more."

    The study's size and focus on total sitting time make it an important contributor to the growing evidence on the downsides of prolonged sitting.

    The average adult spends 90 per cent of their leisure time sitting down and less than half of adults meet World Health Organisation physical activity recommendations.

    An editorial accompanying the study, which is published today in Archives of Internal Medicine, said the evidence supported doctors prescribing "reduced daily sitting time" to their patients.

    The study is published today in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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  2. huykun

    huykun Regular Member

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    Yeah, so is having lots of money. According to many studies, having lots of money can cause you a higher risk of injury, and maybe even death.

    Why? Because when we have lots of money, we tend to do more things. Go shopping, vacation, etc.

    Doing more things in general creates a higher risk of dying, than someone is sitting at home.

    It doesn't mean we shouldn't sit though, but it does mean we need to get off our lazy asses once in a while and do something proactive with our body.
     
  3. bigbong

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    Could be because really old or sick people, getting really close to the end, can only sit and lay down. Confusing cause and effect...

    Similarly studies show that calling the doctor increases the risk of dying enormously. It is apparently the single most dangerous thing you can do after going to the hospital. If you pick up the phone and call the doctor now you are 1750% more likely to die over the next 24 hours. ;)
     
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  4. faust100

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    It isn't really the sitting, it's more the long periods of inactivity. I have a bad back, so I try not to sit around too much. I prefer to stand when I can, and take a lot of breaks if I have to sit around for long periods of time.