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Sitting can kill you.

SITTING CAN KILL JOU 80.000 HOURS THAT KILL YOU SLOWLY That wouldn't be bad, if there weren't uncountable scientific studies which proof that longtime sitting is one of the most dangerous activities and could be even as harmful to health as smoking! The human body was never designed to sit for a long time Sitting is the smoking of Today, we spend about 80,000 hours of our worklife in a health-damaging position our generation Harvard Business Review THE SAD REALITY WE DIE BECAUSE WE SIT "Our bodies have evolved over millions of years to do one thing: MOVE" Dr. James A. Levine, Scientist at the award-winning Mayo Clinic "Something went terribly wrong ." THOSE WHO WORK AT A DESK EVEN 9.6 HOURS! GERMANS SIT ABOUT HOURS A DAY Source: FORSA /TK-study Work at desk 4 hours Drive to workplace 0.5 hours Lunch 05 hours TYPICAL WORKDAY Work at desk 4 hours Breakfast 05 hours relaxation in front of the TV 2 hours Drive home 0.5 hours Dinner with family 1 hours DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR BODY AND MIND "Excessive sitting is a lethal activity" Dr. James Levine 1. Doubling the risk of diabetes 2.173,000 cancer cases in the United States by sitting British researchers analyzed 18 studies involving nearly 800,000 participants. The result was shocking : Excessive Sitting doubled the risk of diabetes and heart disease. U.S. researchers analyzed 200 international studies and concluded that physical inactivity is the risk of cancer increased significantly and is responsible for more than 100,000 cancer cases in the USA! 3. Per hour, the stroke risk increases by 18% 4. 54% higher risk of heart attack 54% For every extra hour that you spend per day watching television, your risk increases from a stroke to die by 18% ! Those who sit most of the time in the day. has a 54 % higher risk of dying from a heart attack. This shows a 13 years study with 17,000 participants 5.7.5 kg weight gain in 8 months 6. 3x higher risk to suffer from depression AA Sitting favors obesity. The calorie burning drops to 1 kcal per minute and the muscle activity in the legs is reduced to zero. A US. study shows that early eight months after the start of office work. 68% of participants had increased an average of 7.5 kg. A study conducted in 8950 female middle-aged study found : Women who sit seven hours or longer during the day and not engage in any physical activity, have a 3x as likely to suffer from depression, such as the comparison group (seat time 4 hours or less and sport activity) 7. Neck & back pain by sitting did you know Brain damage due to persistent pain In a U.S. study found that when participants who had more than 6 months chronic back pain, the brain mass had shrunk by up to 11% . 7 out of 10 Germans complain once a year on back pain. According to the BKK Health Report are back pain Germany's national disease No.1. Experts believe that excessive sitting is one of the main causes of chronic neck and back pain. WARNING DESPITE EXERCISE 25% HIGHER DEATH RATE ! A 14- year-long study involving 123,000 participants showed that it is in to long periods of sitting care if people do 45-60 minutes per day sport. People who spent more than 6 hours a day sitting down still had on average a 25% higher death rate than those who sat fewer than 4 hours per day. Broken bones and muscle loss how sitting harms your health Osteoporosis According to the German Health Insurance, 7.8 million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. Two key risk factors: lack of exercise and bad posture! Disc prolapse while you sit, the loading pressure on the intervertebral discs about 1.5 times as high as if you stand up. Leaning forward causes a loading pressure which is almost as twice as large." Osteoarthritis According to U.S. research results sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis. Muscle breakdown: Unused, our muscles lose about 1/3 of their force () after two weeks. Wer sich keine Zeit für Bewegung nimmt, wird sich demnächst viel Zeit für seine Krankheiten nehmen müssen Dr. Ingo Froböse, Leiter des Gesundheitszentrums an der Sporthochschule in Köln ARE YOU RUNNING OUT OF TIME ALREADY? Three scientific studies with one shocking result 7 years lifetime shortening A Danish study found: After 10-20 years of sitting (more than 6 h/ day), the lifetime is shortened by seven quality-corrected years (seven years in full health) 40% increased risk of dying in the next 3 years A Danish study found: After 10-20 years of sitting (more than 6 h/day), the lifetime is shortened by seven quality-corrected years (seven years in full health) Each hour of television costs 22 minutes lifetime In a study at the "University of Queensland" analyzed the data from 8,800 Australians and found out: With every hour you spend inactive in front of the TV. you lose an average of 22 minutes of lifetime. Immediately upon sitting down: 1 Electrical activity in the muscles diminishes 2 Calorie burning drops to 1 calorie / minute. After l of sitting (more than 6h/day 1. Weight gain and high cholesterol are noticeable. 3. Loss of up to 1% of bone mass per year 24 hours 2 weels 1 year 10 year After 10-20 years of sitting After 2 weeks of sitting (more than 6 hours / day): 1. Increased plasma Triglycerdie (risk factor for heart disease) 2. Increased LOL cholesterol (known as "bad cholesterol) 3. Increases risk of weight gain 4. Significant musde loss 5. Oxygen uptake capacity decreases After 24 hours: (more than 6h/ day) 39% reduction in insulin Shortening of life by 7 years of age activity 2. Increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesty quality corrected (7 years in full health). 2. Risk of dying from a heart attack Increases by more than 50 percent 3. Risk of dying from prostate or breast cancer increases by 30 percent. Remaining motionless in a curved posture in front of the PC and television all day is an excellent idea!"* NUMBER 1 CONTACT PERSON WHEN IT COMES TO SITTING: DR. DEATH Top 6 risk factors for deaths worldwide High blood pressure Tobaco use High blod glucose physical inactivity Overweight and obesity High cholestreol As an mortality risk factor, lack of exercise is just behind high blood pressure* Smoking & high blood sugar* and even before overweight*. It's Number 4 and thus responsible for 6% of all deaths worldwide. High blood pressure*, high blood sugar* and obesity are also favored by excessive sitting and lack of exercise*, and thus the more likely the longer you sit! Smoking causes 5 million deaths per year worldwide. Slightly less than the 5.3 million people dying in the same period due to insufficient physical activity VS) Dr. I-Men Lee, professor at the "Harvard School of Public Health" 5.3 million people die annually due to lack of exercise: XX football stadiums per year (Dortmund stadium) The risk of death rises 56% (over 20 years) 52% 31% 26% by enough fruit & vegetables by lack of exercise by smoking due to too much alcoho Source: British study (period 20 years: Participants: 4886) A HUMAN WSLK HOW FAR DOES THESE DAYS? HOW MUCH DOES HE MOVE? Stone Age man 30-40km per day Of which we genetically differ only minimally Postman 13.5 km per day WHO (Warld health organization) 7 km, 10.000 steps per day Office Angesteller 3.5 km per day Manager 2.1 km per day Graphic Designers 2.1 km. per day Receptionist 0.84 km per day BASED ON AN AVERAGE STRIDE LENGTH OF 0.7 METERS PER STEP (SOURCE: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH) 60% the world population don't meet the recommended 30 Minutes of daily exercise HOW DO WE MANAGE TO GET RID OF THIS GUY? The Standing revolution starts now. Will you join us? 10 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR BETTER HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE Stand up for telephone calls! 2. Intentionally create walkways by, for example, placing printers and copiers a few steps away. 3. Use stairs instead of elevators 4. Take short breaks at least every 60 minutes to relax your body and mind and above all to move! 5. Establish exercise habits / short sports programs in your everyday life. 6. Follow the 50/25/25 expert rule: 50 % sitting. 25% standing, 25 % moving. 7. Always stand up for short meetings! 8. Your timetable must necessarily contain some free space for unforeseen things, otherwise stress is inevitable. 9. Reduce the time you spend in front of the TV, as much as possible! 10. Generally stand up more often and work in a standing position (preferably with a height adjustable sit-stand desk)! 1. 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Sitting can kill you.

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This is a very informative, health related infographic that deals with the side effects of sitting. It tracks the possibilities of health issues that constant sitting may create and also provides tips...


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