Researchers found a great risk of be excessive for adults. However, it is estimated that children also spend the day sedentary vigil. That is, each child feels about 8.5 hours per day.
According to a study, sitting for too long, contributing to the narrowing of the arteries in the legs in adults, preventing blood flow, which increases blood pressure and can lead to disease development from the heart.
Vascular function can be reduced only three hours of uninterrupted sitting
All participants were healthy at baseline arterial function. However, they experienced a significant reduction in vascular function after sitting for three hours a day, for example, watching movies, playing in tablets, etc.
Fortunately, there were some encouraging results. The function of the arteries of the participants had returned to normal several days after interrupted their time sitting for a session of gentle cycling 10 minutes.
What’s more, he told The New York Times by Dr. Ali McManus, who is the author of the study and associate professor of Pediatrics at the Exercise Physiology University of British Columbia in Kelowna that emerges from these results, why not children are recommended to sit for long periods of time, uninterrupted time.
Sit must consider more than three hours a day
An adult US, on average, sits 9-10 hours on a daily basis that is too idle, so even a half hour or an hour of training can not counteract its effects.
The Power of Mind show remarkable description of what happens in several areas of the human body after prolonged session:
– organ damage
- Heart While sitting in the blood flows more slowly, and muscles burn less fat, so it is easier for fatty acids that clog the heart. According to research published in the American College of Cardiology Journal, women who sit for 10 hours or more a day had a much higher risk of developing heart disease compared risk with those who sit for only five hours or less.
- Pancreas :. There was a study published in Diabetologia show people that longer periods of time had twice the risk of developing heart disease or diabetes showed that those who sat at least
- Colon cancer :. Sitting for a long time can increase the risk of developing colon, endometrial or breast cancer
That’s not all, there are findings that were presented at the inaugural Summit of Active Labour in 2015, which also showed that being can raise the risk of developing
- colon cancer by 30%
- Lung cancer by 54%
- Uterine cancer by 66%
- Digestion: Sitting after eating causes abdominal contents to compress, resulting in slower digestion. In addition, slow digestion contributes to constipation, heartburn, bloating, cramping, and dysbiosis in the gastrointestinal tract, ie, a condition caused by microbial imbalances in the body.
– Brain Damage
If the body is in a sedentary position for too long, brain function slows down, since less fresh blood and oxygen to the brain.
– Posture Problems
- tense shoulders and neck: Most people usually keep your neck and head forward, while working on a computer or a phone cradled to his ear. It can lead to cervical strain with permanent imbalances, contributing to tension in the neck and sore back and shoulders.
- Back problems: is a fact that sitting puts more pressure on the spine than standing. About 40% of people who suffer from back pain have spent much time on your computer every day.
– muscle degeneration
- Hip Problems: Sitting too long can also have negative effects on the health of the hip. Specifically, hips can become tight and limited in range of motion, as they rarely come.
– leg disorders
Varicose veins :. Poor circulation in the legs can be caused by sitting too long, resulting in ankle swelling, blood clots and varicose veins
weak bones Physical inactivity can lead to weak bones and osteoporosis, as well
Children and adults can find beneficial Tables walk
Squirming, agitation, restlessness and frequent symptoms usually hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder in children are presented. It is believed that this type of behavior are common when children are forced to sit for long periods of time, as most of the school day.
On the other hand, there are some farsighted schools that give children opportunities to move during the day, instead of sitting for hours on desktops. For example, standing desks chair-less have been introduced into four classes in primary school have Vallecito in San Rafael, California.
Believe it or not, students these desks are fun and help keep more concentrated reported. Teachers said students desks and make the most attentive parents reveals that their children have a better night’s sleep.
standing desks can provide other benefits, including:
- Increased heart rate for eight beats per minute while treadmill desks raise the heart rate at 12 beats per minute
- Increase HDL or good cholesterol
- those who use desktops standing experience less confusion, stress, depression and fatigue, and more happiness, focus, energy and vigor.
Regular physical activity is essential to maintaining optimal health
Dr. James Levine reveals in his book Get Up: Why your chair is killing you and what you can do about that when someone gets a standing desk, he / she is normally for a few hours a day . However, these people do not stop, but actually move from one leg to another, and change your body posture much, leading to various physiological benefits to the muscles, testicle system, visual cortex, etc.
In addition, concern seems to have positive effects.
Here are other simple ways to be more physically active and avoid sitting:
- is recommended to organize the design of your office space, so you have to stand to reach the phone, printer, etc., rather than reach everything easily.
- You can engage your core muscles and improve flexibility and balance when sitting on an exercise ball instead of just sitting in a chair.
- can also set a timer to remind her feet, and on the motion for 2-10 minutes every hour.
Great tips to make your children move:
Well, the younger children naturally want to be active. However, as older children may tend to become sedentary, especially if they have regular access to television, computers, video games, etc. access.
As a parent, you should set limits on screen time for their children and encourage certain organized sports and other activities or participating in active chores around the house, for example, walking the dog, raking leaves, take out the trash, etc.
If you are a parent of a school-age child, then consider consulting with educators your child on how to include more movement in his last hours at school, such as desks standing , play time outdoors, exercise classes, and exercise bikes and balls.