Sitting at Risk of Death

Sitting too long increases the risk of blood clots in the lungs that can clog the airways and lead to death, especially in women.

This risk is 2-3 times higher than women who are actively engaged in everyday activities.

Dr. Christopher Kabrhel, Canadian scientists, studied 69,950 female nurses for 18 years. The blood clot in leg vein can move up into the lungs. Symptoms of this disease such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, and coughing.

He sees the fact of blood clotting disease occurs more frequently in women who sit a lot (more than 41 hours per week), compared to women who are more active, which sits less than 10 hours a week.

The study also showed that physical inactivity lead to heart disease and high blood pressure.