You may have heard the warning that sedentary is prone to cancer. A sedentary lifestyle poses a huge threat to health. If we sit too long every day, being over-constrained by computers and television is very harmful to the body. However, health experts are not only worried about sedentary, but also generally lack physical exercise.
In the latest paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed that a quarter of American adults spend more than eight hours a day. This means that we spend most of our time waking up in a sitting position.
Sitting too long is harmful, standing office can solve all the troubles?
Figure 1: The latest scientific research shows that lack of exercise, standing up, may be a bigger health threat
The data comes from the 2015-2016 National Health and Nutrition Survey, which surveyed 5,900 American adults. In this survey, people were also asked about their time of exercise. Two-fifths of respondents said they lacked exercise, which meant they did not exercise moderately or intensely every week. The CDC recommends a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week, or 75 minutes of intense exercise.
Unfortunately, while stand-up desks have been promoted as "antidote to sedentary lifestyles, the benefits they bring are exaggerated." Standing is not an exercise, and, unlike running or cycling, there is no evidence that just standing up can improve cardiovascular health. In fact, the latest scientific research shows that lack of exercise and not sitting on work may be a greater health threat.
Relationship between sedentary and health
The relationship between sedentary and death is based on extensive research that suggests sedentary and premature death and a higher risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. But in recent years, the connection between sedentary and death has become complicated. It turns out that the environment may be more important than sedentary. Emmanuel Stamatakis, an associate professor at the University of Sydney, believes that “sitting work has little to do with long-term health risks. Perhaps this is because higher social status work requires more sitting, Higher socioeconomic status is associated with lower risk of chronic disease.