Tuesday, July 10. 2012
A recent study discovered that sitting for extended periods of time can be toxic to a person's health, and many Americans are doing this daily.
The study conducted Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center, which analyzed several other findings in previous years, revealed that a person's lifespan could decline by as much as two years if they sit for more than three hours daily. In addition, it did not matter if people exercised a sufficient amount each day, as the sitting lifestyle would still have its negative effect.
"It's right in the same ballpark as smoking and obesity - sedentary behavior is in the same category," said Peter Katzmarzyk who works at the Center and authored the study, according to U.S. News and World Report. "Smoking is still the number-one risk factor [for early death], but sitting is catching up."
While many Americans may have sat their entire adult lives, they may only have seen health issues develop recently. By examining plans with affordable health insurance rates, some patients may be able to deal with their issues without breaking the bank.
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