Sitting Too Long in Front of a Screen Is Bad For Your Health
Jan 12, 2011 11:40
Do you find yourself spending countless of hours lounging in front of a computer or television? Then you might be putting your heart at serious risk.
A study conducted by researchers at University College London and the University of Queensland in Australia followed more than 4,500 adults over the age of 34 for an average of 4.3 years. After collecting date, they linked the results to hospital data on admissions and deaths in Scotland from 1981 through December 2007.
The researchers found that those who spent more than two hours a day sitting in front of a screen
had 125% greater risk of experiencing cardiovascular events like heart
attacks and strokes, while those who spent four hours a day on screen-based entertainment had a 48% risk of dying for any reason;
These startling results can be found in the Jan. 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.