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Sunday, 5 March 2017

The inactivity is (really) bad for the heart and the silhouette

The inactivity is (really) bad for the heart and the silhouette

Decidedly, sedentary lifestyle is dangerous for health. According to a new British study, this bad habit would increase cardiovascular risk and waist circumference.

We know: sedentary lifestyle is bad for our health. When sitting all day behind a desk, our risk of developing heart failure, type 2 diabetes or (even!) A motor disability increases dramatically ...

In a new study published on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) warn us again about sedentary lifestyle: this bad habit would also increase cardiovascular risk ... and larger wait circumference.

To reach this conclusion, the researchers worked with a panel of 111 British participants: 55 of them had a mainly sedentary job (our Anglo-Saxon neighbors talk about "desk job") while the other 56 were rather active ( They distributed the mail). No volunteer smoked, had a cardiovascular history, or had medical treatment.

Do 15,000 steps during the day or stand for 7 hours?

Result? There were notable differences between the two groups: the sedentary had an average waist circumference of 97 cm, compared with an average of 94 cm for active volunteers. The body mass index (BMI) of the sedentary population was also one point higher than that of the active population. Finally, the cardiovascular risk of sedentary patients was estimated to be 2.2% versus "only" 1.6% for participants who moved all day.

"After 5 hours of inactivity, each additional hour increases the waist circumference by about 2 cm and the cardiovascular risk by 0.2%. There is also an increase in cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood,  "adds the scientists, whose findings were published in the journal International Journal of Obesity. "Ideally, to stay healthy, you would have to walk 15,000 steps a day or stand 7 hours a day. "An almost impossible challenge when working in a company ...


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