Sitting Down: What’s the Problem?

There are many detrimental effects of sitting in addition to the physical inactivity itself, which has links to obesity, diabetes and so on. For example, when standing, the spine has a characteristic ‘s’ shape whereas sitting curves the spine into a ‘c’ shape, which compresses the discs between the vertebrae and can increase the risk… Read More

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Get Up & Stand Up!

Apparently, exercise is not enough toward off risks of sitting still for long periods. Researchers who tracked people over 45 found that those inactive for more than 12.4 minutes at a time had almost twice the risk of dying during the study period as those inactive for less than 7.7 minutes at a time. This… Read More

What is the Impact of Exercise Programmes among Helicopter Pilots with Transient LBP?

Research Paper Title Impact of exercise programs among helicopter pilots with transient LBP. Background Flight related low back pain (LBP) among helicopter pilots is frequent and may influence flight performance. Prolonged confined sitting during flights seems to weaken lumbar trunk (LT) muscles with associated secondary transient pain. Aim of the study was to investigate if… Read More

The Daily Trip to the Gym Won’t Cancel Out the Adverse Effects of Sitting at your Desk All Day!

Research Paper Title Sitting Time and All-cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults. Background Prolonged sitting is considered detrimental to health, but evidence regarding the independent relationship of total sitting time with all-cause mortality is limited. This study aimed to determine the independent relationship of sitting time with all-cause mortality. Method The researchers linked… Read More