Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Apart From Lack Of Exercise, Prolonged Periods Of Sitting Are Harmful

“In an issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, specialists argue that prolonged periods of sitting are truly detrimental. In addition, we should focus on the harms caused by daily inactivity rather than on the lack of regular exercise alone. The term "sedentary behavior" has come to mean ‘taking no exercise’ according to doctors from the Karolinska Institute and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. They say it should be more correctly used to describe ‘muscular inactivity.’ Recent research indicates that prolonged periods of sitting and lack of whole body muscular movement are strongly linked to obesity, diabetes, heart di...


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