How much time do you spend every day staring at a screen?
That is television, computer, text messaging … all of those screens.
You may spend more time than you think you do.
Did you know …
Researcher Professor David Dunstan told London’s The Independent that even if someone has a healthy body weight, sitting for long periods of time still has an unhealthy influence on their blood sugar and blood fats.
A study from Australia reports that every hour you spend watching television increases your risk of heart disease by 18%. I’m no math wiz so I won’t tell you what that adds up to, but suffice to say
Your Screen Time Could Most Definitely Be Causing Your Early Signs of Heart Disease!
That same study found that people who spent hours watching television greatly increased the chances of dying early from heart attacks and strokes.
TV increases your risk of cancer death, and your risk of death from all causes.
A lot of the normal activities of daily living that use to involve standing up and moving the muscles in the body have been converted to sitting.
Sitting and reading a book for an hour, could also increase your risk of death.
Is your work increasing the chance of death? If you have to sit at a desk for long hours … Yes.
Do you know what the early signs of heart disease are? Continue reading article