Thank you for reading thecheers.org's breaking news stories.

Article by





Good news for smokers? Moving every half an hour is healthy

 article about move every half an hour to be healthy
2017-09-12 02:36:48
According to a new research, if you're sitting for long periods of time, exercise is not enough to avoid health risks. Instead, regular movement is needed, once every half an hour is perfect. Moving at least every half an hour should be enough to limit the health effects of jobs requiring to sit all day.

Based on the results of the research, long periods of inactivity are linked to increased risk of death.

"If you sit at work all day, if you sit at home a lot, then you should be really mindful of trying to take a break from your sitting habits as often as possible - at least every 30 minutes," -- Keith Diaz, co-author of the study, Columbia University Medical Center.

Although part-jokingly, we could say that this could be seen as good news by people who smoke a lot, and walk to the smoking room, or outside, every hour or why not half an hour. Obviously, smoking all by itself is bad, but the habit of standing up and walking around for a bit every once in a while, that's one habit non-smokers could learn from the smokers. And smokers, even when they decide to quit, should still take small breaks together with their smoking friends.

The study took place between 2009 and 2013, and included 8000 individuals aged 45 and over. All the participants wore an activity tracker at least four days during one week.

On average, participants were inactive 12.3 hours every day (inside a roughly 16-hour waking day). The results showed that people who were inactive for 13.2 hours a day had a 2.6 times higher risk of death than those spending 11.5 hours a day inactive.

While the study also looked at which is worse - the total time you sit in a day, or how long time you sit in one go - the results are kind of mixed, showing that in general both are bad. Sitting long time all in one go, or sitting long in general.

But overall, the results showed that people who are sitting max 30 minutes at a time have the lowest risk of death. And obviously, the longer and more intense breaks [from inactivity, meaning sitting], the better.

This study has its problems (the one-week time-frame people had to wear the tracker for one), but even looking at it logically, the results make sense.




have your say


more in Breaking News
Donald Trump Jr. to give up Secret Service protection? Please don't
move every half an hour to be healthy

According to New York Times and Washington Post, Donald Trump Jr. wants to give up Secret Service protection due to lack of privacy.

Hollywood stars raise more than $14m for hurricane victims
move every half an hour to be healthy

Hollywood stars held a one-hour televised benefit on Tuesday to raise money for hurricane Harvey and Irma victims. By the time the show was over, they had raised $14.5 million for the victims.

Good news for smokers? Moving every half an hour is healthy
move every half an hour to be healthy

According to a new research, if you're sitting for long periods of time, exercise is not enough to avoid health risks. Instead, regular movement is needed, once every half an hour is perfect. Moving at least every half an hour should be enough to limit the health effects of jobs requiring to sit all day.

Children living near fast food joints more likely to get obese
move every half an hour to be healthy

Researchers from the University of the West of England conducted a study tracking the weight of more than 1500 primary school students aged 4-11 to see if the distance to the nearest fast food joint has any effect on children's weight.

Can a computer tell if you're gay?
move every half an hour to be healthy

It seems it can, and with up to 91% accuracy, if you were to believe Stanford University researchers Yilun Wang and Michal Kosinski, people who developed an AI that used deep neural networks to extract features from around 35k facial images and classified them by sexual orientation.

thecheers.org

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Random
Entertainment Blogs
get in touch

You can contact us via The Cheers Facebook page or The Cheers NEW Twitter account.