Bad news for people who spend most of their time sitting in their office chair or meeting rooms without much physical activity, as reported in a study report which was released during the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Los Angeles. In the study report it has been revealed that most of the Americans usually exhaust their time sitting in office chairs. All this results in accumulation of unhealthy form of fat which crop up around the heart.
The study further said that the cause of worry has been that the stubborn fat remains their all the time even if a person go on for exercise or use gym. The result of the study was the outcome of CT scans of more than 500 senior citizens of America. These persons reported they spent their substantial time sitting in one way or the other, revealed study author Britta Larsen, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of California, San Diego, he said the outcome of the study was related to pericardial fat accumulated around the heart of the people who took part in the study.
Various earlier studies too have focused on the fact that sitting most of the time not only results in lack of physical activity, but it is much more than that as it affects the whole body. The study author further said that even if you run daily but sit for eight hours at a place without any much physical activity it will adversely affect your health.
During the course of the study Larsen’s team consulted CT scan data of around 504 Californian adults with an average age of 65, and it worked out to reveal how much a certain type of body fat has been deposited in the participant’s body. The team looked into the subcutaneous fat like a pot belly; they also looked for visceral fat which could be found around your organs, intramuscular fat, which has been found in your muscles. More the team also looked into intrathoracic fat which is often found around your heart.
The study author reported that the culprit in the study was none other than pericardial fat which has some relation with cardiovascular disease. This fat often clogs up your arteries.
So what is the solution?
The study author said, that in an effort to remain healthy you are required to focus on getting enough exercise and avoid sitting for around 10 hours a day like most people do.
Another solution could be efforts should be made so that workplace becomes more standup-friendly.
Healthandcare.in online health portal has also earlier depicted through various articles that, in order to remain healthy you have to indulge in various physical activities and should refrain from stress. Do meditation, but for this you have to just sit at one place for only 15 minutes!