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Sitting for a long time favors chronic kidney disease

Sitting for a long time favors chronic kidney disease

To reach this conclusion, six thousand adults provided information about the time they sat seated daily and the regularity with which they practiced exercises physicists. Those who were in the less time position had a reduced risk of developing chronic kidney disease regardless of whether they were exercising or being overweight. The results also pointed out that women are the ones who should be most concerned about the problem. That's because moderate exercise, such as a 30-minute walk a day, was associated with a reduced risk of developing the problem in men but not in women. They also found that those who reported staying less than three hours a day were 30% less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who reported spending more than eight hours in their seats.

It is estimated that one in each 10 adults have kidney disease. The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood, removing impurities that will be eliminated through the urine. Those who have chronic kidney disease can not complete the process, which is a sign of renal failure. These same people have an increased risk of having heart problems, anemia, and bone disease.

Long sitting time impairs ...

The spine:

staying too long in the chair can damage the vertebral chord, since intravertebral discs - responsible for damping the impact - are under pressure. This can lead to an inflammation of the nerves, causing back pain.

The blood circulation: When we are seated, there is compression of the blood vessels, which hinders the circulation of blood through the body. Consequently, oxygen, nutrients, and hormones are not well distributed, which can cause fatigue and fatigue.

The metabolism: standing still slows metabolism, slowing down the body's burning of calories. Associated with other factors, this can lead to weight gain and, in extreme situations, obesity.

To avoid these and other problems, take short breaks at work, go get a glass of water and stretch every hour .


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