Yesterday we reported on how an hour of exercise most days may be good for better management of your PCOS symptoms via weight loss …. but it won’t increase your chances of a long life if you spend lengthy periods during the rest of your day sitting down.
A new study says several factors come into play when figuring out why sitting may take years off your life.
The first may seem like common sense. The more time you spend sitting, the more likely you are to passively eat snacks or consume high calories drinks resulting in unhealthy weight gain. But this isn’t always the case. Sedentary obese and normal weight Americans had similar increased risk of death in the study.
Prolonged time sitting does, however, suppresses your immune system, which may increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. And your blood isn’t circulating as it should when you’re sedentary for long periods of time. When blood doesn’t flow through your veins up to your heart, it could lead to dangerous blood clot.