Good news for the folks, a new study suggests the possibility that not all types of sitting are equally unhealthy.
The study, led by the researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons conducted a detailed study on more than 3,500 participants to find out the link between leisure-time sitting (while watching TV; not sitting at work) and the risk of heart disease and death. The study concluded that moderate-to-vigorous exercise will help people reduce or eliminate the harmful effects of sedentary television watching.
Moderate to vigorous physical activity -such as brisk walking or aerobic exercises will reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke, or death in the case people who are glued to TV for a long time. . However, the study found no higher risk of heart attack, stroke, or death was seen in those who sat before TV for 4 or more hours a day and engaged in 150 minutes or more of exercise a week.
According research author to Keith M. Diaz, PhD, assistant professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University and a certified exercise physiologist, "Our findings show that how you spend your time outside of work may matter more when it comes to heart health. He says if you have long-hour sedentary job, if you have strenuous exercise schedule, this could reduce cardiac risks. In an early study, Diaz found that excessive sitting is linked to worse health problems and even more so when sitting occurs in lengthy, uninterrupted bouts. Source: Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Date June 26, 2019)https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190626125045.htm
(The study was published online today in the Journal of the American Heart Association).