I have seen other studies or reports with similar findings. Inactivity as the new smoking. Quote:
The researchers found that the least active, essentially those who sit all day, had a:
- 147-per-cent increased risk of heart attack or stroke;
- 112-per-cent increase in the risk of developing diabetes;
- 90-per-cent greater risk of dying from a cardiac event;
- 49-per-cent greater risk of premature mortality.
The good news is that, while 30-60 minutes of continuous exercise is recommended (walking is fine), even a short get up from your desk or the sofa make a difference, what is called ‘light ambulation’.
So get up and walk a bit after reading this 🙂