Do you spend hours sitting each day? This increases your risk of a fatal heart attack by 54%. But this one easy trick can help save your heart.

A Simple Trick for a Better Heart

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by INH Research0 Comments

How many times have you packed up to go home from work and realized you hadn’t left your desk at all? No coffee break. No restroom break. Not even a lunch break.

You think you’re being productive. You’re getting more done by working nonstop at your desk all day.  Right? Not exactly. Sitting in front of your computer screen for hours isn’t just bad for your eyes…

Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center followed over 17,000 people for 13 years. They found those who sit most of the day increase their risk of dying from a heart attack by 54%.1

Another, bigger study by The American Cancer Society followed more than 123,000 people for 14 years.2 Researchers found people who exercised regularly—but spent six hours a day sitting—had an increased risk, too. That’s because sitting for prolonged periods shuts off the circulation of fat-absorbing enzymes.3

“The fat will recirculate in the blood stream and get stored as body fat or it can clog arteries and cause diseases,” said Dr. Marc Hamilton of the University of Missouri in Columbia. “The existing data, by numerous studies, are starting to show that the rates of heart disease and diabetes and obesity are doubled or sometimes even tripled in people who sit a lot.”

But there’s an easy trick that can help you avoid the dangers of sitting… Take breaks to stand up. Winston Churchill and Thomas Jefferson did it… And so should you.

Think about it… When you get home from a long day of sitting at your desk, how do you feel? Drained? Tired and ready to relax? To keep your metabolism going, protect your heart, and have more energy throughout the day, get up and move around often. When you do this, your muscles use fat. And it naturally energizes you.

Not only does it protect your heart, it’s good for your work performance…

JourneyWell by HealthPartners conducted a seven-week study to see if a sit-to-stand desk unit helped employees’ productivity levels.4 The workers felt happier and more productive overall. Most of them felt more focused, healthier, and more energized.

Remind yourself to get up at least every couple of hours… Every hour is even better. Set an alarm if you have to. Standing while you’re on a phone call or taking the stairs instead of the elevator help, too.

Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day is such a simple way to help your heart. Even if you aren’t worried about your heart health… You should start today. Why?

Almost half of all blood pressure readings are wrong. And doctors disagree 42% of the time about whether or not an angiogram test shows any cause for concern.

Even the American Heart Association admits more than half of men who die of heart disease show no symptoms. But it’s not because the symptoms weren’t there… Doctors just couldn’t find them.

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In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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References:
1http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19346988
2http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/172/4/419.abstract
3http://sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/0610-stand_up_for_your_health.htm
4http://journeywell.com/jw/news-events/j8-1-2011.html

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