Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting all day has negative effects on one’s health. Sitting in front of a computer all day can negativly effect our physcial and metal health. It can increase our risk for depression , heart disease and diabetes.
Higher sedentary time has been associated with a higher mortality risk. This risk increase can be offset by moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). How much MVPA is the question.
The study listed below suggests that increased physical activity can offset some of the risk associated with sedentary behavior. In contrast, participants in the lowest third of MVPA had a greater risk of death regardless of amount of sedentary time.
These results suggest that while higher sedentary time is associated with increased risk of death, the risk can be partially offset by 30-40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day.
This is great new for people who have to work in front of the computer all day. Exercise can help reduce your risk of death. Getting out and going for a walk for an hour a day can help you live a healthy long life. Making the the walk a brisk walk might help more. So turn off the T.V. , put down the phone and head out the door for walk and you might live longer for it.
When exercising a good target heart rate to shot for is 180-your age. If you are overweight, sick or just starting to exercise subtract an extra 10 beats. For example my age is 47 so 180-47=133 beats a minute. Why this number? This heart beat your body primary fuel is fatty acids and stored fat in the body. You don’t have to kill your self with the latest HITT work out or cross fit routine. Just get out and get your heart rate up.
Joint associations of accelero-meter measured physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality: a harmonised meta-analysis in more than 44 000 middle-aged and older individuals – PubMed (nih.gov)