Would You Sit An Excessive Amount Of Sedentary Lifestyle, Health Impacts, and Solutions

 

Dr. Gati Dhroove, UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty interview about a sedentary lifestyle

Video taken from the channel: UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids


 

Standing Desks the perfect solution to sedentary lifestyle health risks

Video taken from the channel: Sit-Stand TV


 

Be less sedentary and move more throughout the day

Video taken from the channel: Canadian Cancer Society


 

Sedentary Behavior & Depression in Active Young Adults

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Video taken from the channel: Mayo Proceedings


 

Even if you workout, too much sedentary time linked to serious illness

Video taken from the channel: American College of Physicians


 

Sedentary Lifestyle Health Risks| Standing Desk Megastore | Sit-Stand.Com

Video taken from the channel: Sit-Stand TV


 

Sitting Disease

Video taken from the channel: Mayo Clinic


Living a sedentary lifestyle can have a negative impact on your health. Living this lifestyle can increase your risk of having several health conditions and can even decrease your lifespan. Americans, for example, spend 70% of their time sitting and this can lead to acquiring several unwanted (and often times preventable) health conditions. Many people do not meet the minimum physical activity guidelines and are at risk of developing health issues from spending too much time being sedentary. People can reduce the risks of a sedentary.

People in Western societies spend too much time sitting. While relaxing can be beneficial, you should try to minimize the time you spend sitting during the workday. If. If your answers add up to about 7 ½ hours or more (which is about 55% of the time the typical person spends awake), you’re pretty much normal.

But this is a case where being “normal” is not good news because it also means you are very much living a sedentary lifestyle. What is a Sedentary Lifestyle?They include obesity and a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that make up metabolic syndrome.

Too much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Sedentary Lifestyle, Health Impacts, and Solutions A sedentary lifestyle is basically defined as not getting enough movement throughout the day, an excessive amount of sitting or inactivity. Even if you get a workout in, you may not be getting enough movement throughout the day to counteract the effects of sedentary behaviors. A sedentary lifestyle was also shown to boost risk for cardiovascular disease, certain cancers (breast, colon, colorectal, endometrial, and epithelial ovarian), and type 2 diabetes in adults.

The results came from a review of 47 studies on the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (1, 2) In fact, being sedentary is now the norm and exercise is primarily seen as an intervention — something we do to guard against the negative impacts of a sedentary lifestyle. An Epidemic of Sedentary Behavior: The Perils of Too Much Sitting.

This increase in sedentary time and decrease in physical activity has profoundly impacted our. Sitting too much causes severe back pain Not only does sitting wreak long-term havoc on your cardiovascular health, but a sedentary lifestyle has an immediate and very painful effect on your back. According to a study, about a quarterof the adult US population suffers from lower back pain (LBP).

Research published in 2010 found inactivity and sitting for longer than four hours per day greatly increases your risk for cardiovascular disease (perhaps even more than smoking), diabetes, and a number of other obesity-related conditions. 1 .

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And for far too many of us, sedentary is the norm.

“The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, blast Fat and Shed Pounds in Just 15 Days” by Harley Pasternak
from The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, blast Fat and Shed Pounds in Just 15 Days
by Harley Pasternak
Simon & Schuster UK, 2013

I have not become sedentary, however.

“Reinhold Messner: My Life At The Limit” by Reinhold Messner
from Reinhold Messner: My Life At The Limit
by Reinhold Messner
Mountaineers Books, 2014

For this reason, scientists now refer to excessive sedentary living as the “sitting disease.”

“Health Opportunities Through Physical Education” by Corbin, Charles B, McConnell, Karen, Le Masurier, Guy, Corbin, David, Farrar, Terri
from Health Opportunities Through Physical Education
by Corbin, Charles B, McConnell, Karen, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2014

Too much sitting: The population health science of sedentary behavior.

“Handbook of Obesity Volume 1: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition” by George A. Bray
from Handbook of Obesity Volume 1: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology, Third Edition
by George A. Bray
CRC Press, 2014

Most of us spend large amounts of time sitting—some more sedentary people may spend up to 12 to 15 h per day sitting.

“Physiology of Sport and Exercise” by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
from Physiology of Sport and Exercise
by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

Do I live a sedentary lifestyle?

“Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging” by Joan Lunden
from Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging
by Joan Lunden
Forefront Books, 2020

Granted, not everyone is that sedentary, but many of us are.

“Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally” by Chris Wark
from Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally
by Chris Wark
Hay House, 2018

New research shows that if you have a sedentary job, even if you work out for an hour, all that nonstop sitting increases your risk of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease—and increases your risk of dying in the next three years by 40 percent.

“Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being” by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
from Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Hay House, 2015

Too much sitting: The population science of sedentary behavior.

“Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition” by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
from Handbook of Obesity Treatment, Second Edition
by Thomas A. Wadden, George A. Bray
Guilford Publications, 2019

Of course sedentary behaviour affects everyone,

“An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics E-Book” by Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
from An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics E-Book
by Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • Okay, it’s almost 2020 now. Obesity research has uncovered that lack of exercise is NOT the cause of obesity but, rather, a diet rich in refined foods, especially refined carbohydrates like flour, sugar, and artificial sweeteners that cause such an imbalance in the endocrine system (hormones) that our bodies no longer rely on body fat for fuel but use glucose from refined carbohydrates because it’s a more readily available source for energy.

    I don’t mean to undermine this guy’s message I wholeheartedly agree that we are too sedentary and need to move more, but a sedentary lifestyle is not the cause of obesity but, rather, a consequence of obesity and/or a combination of other factors, including the rise of the Industrial Revolution, as this guy mentions above. His message suggests the idea that obese people are inherently lazy and unmotivated, which they are not. We are just inundated with misleading information all the time that the public generally does not know what’s right and wrong as far as how to be healthy. Don’t even take my word for it with my above rant. Do your own research it’s pretty fascinating stuff.

  • What was the food that was fed? It not just about calories! I exercised everyday and counted calories made no difference until I did low carb.

  • This guy is clearly very smart. I have been aware of this sitting problem for a few years now and I currently use a standing desk. I am considering buying a treadmill desk.

  • Really interesting video, especially results of scientific study about activity and obesity. I’m doing Coursera’s free MOOC on getting active at the moment, a great positive experience for anyone interested in improving their health.

  • Once I started my first office job my health rapidly declined. So glad I’m not there anymore! I will never take another sedentary job again.

  • I’ve always said being a student in a very unhealthy lifestyle. Sit in the car, sit in class, sit in the car on the way home, sit to read…just too much sitting. Classes need to be taught different.