People who spend most of the day in a sitting position are at risk of serious illness, doctors said. A sedentary lifestyle can be even more dangerous than smoking and alcohol abuse, reports Vechernyaya Moskva.
So, with prolonged sitting in the body, the sugar content rises - the risk of diabetes increases. In addition, cholesterol rises.
People who sit for more than four hours a day are twice as likely to suffer from hypertension, heart and vascular diseases. Sitting for six hours a day increases the likelihood of developing rectal cancer by 36%.
Healthy mobility can help avoid obesity of the heart, as well as kidney disease (in women, the risk is reduced by 30%, in men - by 15%). Earlier, British scientists have created a wax doll that demonstrates the effects of years of office work. A woman named Emma, who led a sedentary lifestyle for 20 years, suffered from obesity, curvature of the spine and swelling in the legs.