new research Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine It shows that you spend about 22 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per day. May counter the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time. Additionally, researchers found that as a person’s activity level increased, their risk of dying prematurely from any cause decreased. NBC News reports: In the study, researchers looked at information from about 12,000 people over the age of 50 in four datasets: Norway, Sweden, and the United States. In these datasets, a participant wore a motion detection device on her hip for at least 4 days, 10 hours a day. All individuals included in the new study were followed for at least two years. In the new analysis, researchers uncovered factors such as medical conditions that may have influenced the risk of early death. About half of the participants spent more than 10.5 hours sitting each day.
When the researchers linked the participants’ information with death registries in each country, they found that 805 people, or 17%, died over an average of five years. Of those who died, 357 people, or 6%, spent less than 10.5 hours per day sitting, and 448 people spent more than 10.5 hours sitting on average. Researchers found that sitting for more than 12 hours a day increased the risk of death by 38% compared to 8 hours a day, compared with less than 22 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity per day. This applies only to those who have.
As physical activity increased, the risk of death decreased. Sitting an extra 10 minutes each day reduces the risk of death by 15% for people who spend less than 10.5 hours sitting, and by 35% for people who spend more than 10.5 hours sitting. . Low-intensity activity only made a difference for participants who spent more than 12 hours sitting each day. The study’s lead author, Edvard Sagelb, a researcher at the Norwegian Arctic University, broke down the findings into manageable terms. “Think about it: 20 minutes a day is all you need. That means taking a small 10-minute walk twice a day. Jumping off the bus one stop short of your actual destination and heading to work. It’s like going to and then getting on the bus and going home. Jumping off one stop short.”