September 12, 2017
Basically, every media headline might as well read “THE DAILY STORMER WAS RIGHT.”
That is up to, including and perhaps even especially with relation to health topics.
Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say.
In a new study, people who sat the most had twice the risk of dying over a 4-year period as people who sat the least. But taking a break every 30 minutes to get up and walk around might help decrease the risk, the study authors said.
“What’s most troubling is it’s like I exercise in the morning and I think I’m good, but in addition to exercise I should also be mindful of not being sedentary for long periods throughout the day,” said lead researcher Keith Diaz. He is an associate research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
It’s more than exercise, Diaz said. “You have to do more. You have to move, you have to get up often and break up your sedentary habits if you want to have the lowest risk of death,” he explained.
Many people sit for up to 10 hours a day, he noted. Earlier studies that have reported a link between sitting and an early death have relied on people telling researchers how long they sat in a day. This new study, however, actually measured sitting time using a hip-mounted accelerometer that tracked movement, and correlated it with the risk of dying during the study period.
Diaz cautioned, however, that this study only shows an association between sitting and an increased risk of early death. It can’t prove that sitting causes the risk, due to the study design.
Exactly how prolonged sitting might be related to an increased risk of early death isn’t known, he added.
It isn’t just “risk of death.”
When I hear about “risk of death,” I think, “meh, we’re all going to die.”
The real focus should be on “quality of life,” and a sedentary lifestyle definitely reduces energy levels, as well as testosterone levels. It also severely affects your posture, which in turn affects the other two things.
Beyond getting up and walking around every thirty minutes – which would help, but isn’t really realistic – people need to get standing desks, and use them at least 40% of the work day. If you work in an office, you can demand access to a standing desk, and they have to give it to you. You can get these things you put on top of your desk that will raise up your computer and keyboard.
It is shocking to me how long I’ve been talking about this and how long it has taken the medical research industrial complex to acknowledge it.