In the course of the study, specialists analyzed statistical data collected from 2002 to 2011, which established a relationship between the lifestyle and causes of death. Data came from 54 countries. Scientists could reasonably state that a sedentary lifestyle takes 3.8% of lives each year.
The habit of little movement leads to the development of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, as well as inflammatory processes in the spine. According to statistics, the largest number of deaths occur in the western part of the Pacific, Europe and North America, and the least number of people die in the countries of South-East Asia.
The authors of the scientific study emphasize that reducing the sedentary lifestyle by only 10% helps to significantly improve health.
Scientists say that the optimal period during which the sitting position does not have a significant effect on the healthy does not exceed 3 hours.Researchers note that any person to maintain health should be mindful of physical exertion.
The study reported the publication of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.