A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of death is not for everyone

A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of death is not for everyone

A sedentary lifestyle, namely the large number of hours per day spent sitting increases the risk of death for middle-aged and older — but only for the physically weak. Leading an active lifestyle healthy men and women, sitting on the chair and the couch there was no danger. This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the article in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Trying to identify the link between impotence, sedentary lifestyle and risk of death, doctors from the University of Dalhousie (Canada) has processed data for 3141 Americans (50 years and older) obtained in the survey National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003/04 and 2005/06. (was organized by the national center for health statistics USA).

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The study participants wore wristbands that track their physical activity throughout the day. Their health was followed until 2011 (or until the year of their death if it occurred earlier). Impotence and pain was assessed by questionnaire of 46 items, including various health problems.

It turned out that relatively healthy people (frailty index is less than or equal to 0.1), a sedentary lifestyle does not at all affect the risk of death. Only painful study participants refusal of exercise (they paid less than 2.5 hours per week) increased the risk of death.

“In conversation with patients, physicians should stress the danger of a sedentary lifestyle and require them to move more. They will help even just to get out of bed and walk around the house with a stick,” said the author of the article Olga TEU.