Spending long hours sitting increases the risk of premature death. Norwegian researchers have found the solution for people who suffer from lack of movement.
In France, adults spend on average 12 hours a day sitting in week When they work, and 9 hours during the weekend Or when they’re not in the office, notes the National Observatory of Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyle (ONAPS). These people are stable. He is lazy Determines the extent of the reality of existence Sitting while working That of Look at the screens For several hours since the end, we Don’t move. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with various adverse health effects. she prefers “the cardiovascular diseases, the Diabetes Type 2, some cancerthere depression And anxiety“ Refers to public health in France. Norwegian researchers wanted to study the relationship between Sitting time And the death rate vice versa.
Even worse if we don’t move for 12 hours
They studied Data from about 12,000 people Aged More than 50 years Who wore trackers to measure their physical activity and sedentary time. They were part of Norwegian, Swedish and American groups, from 2003 to 2016. According to results published in British Journal of Sports MedicinePeople who Accumulate more than 12 hours of sedentary time Daily And Less than 22 minutes of physical activity Moderate to intense when 38% increased risk of death.
On the contrary, those that Move actively for at least 22 minutes Daily Compensation for the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle Eliminate the risk of premature death due to sitting for long periods. Moderate activities:
- there Brisk walking Between 5 and 6.5 km/h,
- the bicycle,
within More intense activities.
- the – Jogging at a speed of 10 km/h
- Walking at a speed of more than 6.5 km/hour
- Cycling at speeds of more than 20 km/h
The World Health Organization recommends 150 to 300 minutes of moderate activity per week for adults. 2.5 to 5 hours per week or 20 to 45 minutes daily.
- Sedentary lifestyle at work: effective interventions exist to improve employee health, Santé Publique France, July 2023