OMH CAPSULE: Sitting Too Much Can Lead To Heart Disease

03 Jul, 2022

Only My Health brings you a quick round-up of all the latest health news that you need to know. In this episode lets look into the top news including- If you want to take care of your heart, make sure to get enough sleep. According to the American Heart Association lack of sleep increases the risk of developing heart failure. Adding more fibre to your diet can protect against allergic skin diseases, according to a new study published in Mucosal Immunology. A new study has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Good Sleep Is Essential For Heart & Brain Health

Another reason to get enough sleep is that it may improve your heart health.

The American Heart Association has expanded its cardiovascular health checklist to include sleep duration. It's part of "Life's Essential 8," a questionnaire that assesses a person's heart health in eight key areas.

Researchers examined new scientific findings over the last decade that found sleep played an important role in heart health, and sleep duration made the list.

Sleep deprivation can raise blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

These conditions aggravate heart disease and increase the risk of developing heart failure.

According to the new sleep metric, adults should get 7-9 hours of sleep per day to maintain good heart health.

Dietary Fibre Can Help with Skin Allergies, Study Finds

According to a Monash University study, microbial fermentation of dietary fibre in the gut can protect against allergic skin disease.

The study could lead to new treatments to prevent or treat allergies.

According to the researchers, bacterial fermentation of fibre in the gut and subsequent production of short-chain fatty acids, specifically butyrate, protects against atopic dermatitis.

While it is well established that the gut microbiome influences the immune system, the impact on the skin has received less attention.

One thing to look into is whether this could help children who are at risk of developing skin allergies, which can lead to food allergies and asthma.

Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health: Study

We all know that sedentary lifestyles are bad for our health. However, a new Simon Fraser University study specifically mentions how many hours of sitting in one place puts you at what health risk.

The study followed 1 lakh people in 21 countries for an average of 11 years.

According to the study, people who sit for more than eight hours a day are more likely to have heart attacks and strokes, which can lead to death.

When compared to people who sit less than 4 hours per day, sitting for 6 to 8 hours per day increases the risk of heart disease and premature death by 12 to 13%.

People who sat for more than 8 hours had a 20% increased risk of dying prematurely.

According to the study, if you sit for more than four hours a day, replacing a half-hour of sitting with exercise can reduce your risk by 2%.

According to the study, a combination of lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle accounted for 8.8 percent of all deaths, which is comparable to smoking. (That is, 10.6 percent).

So, if you want to avoid health complications, get out of your chair as much as you can, stretch a little, walk a little, take the stairs, and do moderate exercise.

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