Friday, 10 January 2014


By on 15:57

India has made significant progress in the past several decades in white collared , and Pink collared jobs . The impact of this growth is , rise  of cigarette smoking among youth populations. However we are not going to talk about Smoking today , we all are well aware of consequences of smoking which leads to Cancer. 
There is a new smoking in the town and that is more dangerous than any other disease . The most deadliest  disease which kills you slowly is  Silicon Valley Syndrome . Unfortunately all working professionals are on hit list of this disease .  There's no running away from it: The more you sit, the poorer your health and the earlier you may die, no matter how fit you are.

You've no doubt heard the news by now: A car-commuting, desk-bound, TV-watching lifestyle can be harmful to your health. All the time we spend parked behind a steering wheel, slumped over a keyboard, or kicked back in front of the tube is linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and even depression-to the point where experts have labeled this modern-day health epidemic the "sitting disease". 

Even if you are a runner there is no way that you can be spared by this deadlies syndrome .A consistent body of emerging research suggests  that sitting increases your risk of death and disease, even if you are getting plenty of physical activity. 

It's a bit like smoking. Smoking is bad for you even if you get lots of exercise. So is sitting too much. Unfortunately, outside of regularly scheduled exercise sessions, active people sit just as much as their couch-potato peers. 

In a 2012 study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers reported that people spent an average of 64 hours a week sitting, 28 hours standing, and 11 hours milling about (non exercise walking), whether or not they exercised the recommended 150 minutes a week. That's more than nine hours a day of sitting, no matter how active they otherwise were. 

We were very surprised that even the highest level of exercise did not matter squat for reducing the time spent sitting. Sitting for an extended period of time causes your body to shut down at the metabolic level, When your muscles, especially certain leg muscles, are immobile, your circulation slows. So you use less of your blood sugar and you burn less fat, which increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. 

The simple reason is that key gene (called lipid phosphate phosphatase-1 or LPP1) that helps prevent blood clotting and inflammation to keep your cardiovascular system healthy is significantly suppressed when you sit for a few hours. However the worst part is Heart disease and diabetes aren't the only health hazards Its the much more worst . 

The American Institute for Cancer Research now links prolonged sitting with increased risk of both breast and colon cancers. 

Sitting time is emerging as a strong candidate for being a cancer risk factor in its own right .According to Alberta Health Services-Cancer Care in Canada, inactivity is linked to 49,000 cases of breast cancer, 43,000 cases of colon cancer, 37,200 cases of lung cancer, and 30,600 cases of prostate cancer a year world wide.

a 2013 survey of nearly 30,000 women found that those who sat nine or more hours a day were more likely to be depressed than those who sat fewer than six hours a day because prolonged sitting reduces circulation, causing fewer feel-good hormones to reach your brain.

The Cure

Many of us don't recognize the powerful habits we have created around technology-for example, using our phones as alarm clocks means inviting these devices into our beds as we keep checking emails and status updates, all while losing more sleep and potentially increasing our anxiety levels right at bedtime.

Here are few tips which you can follow :

Scared, so straight out of your chair?

1. Stand up and walk : Every time you need to talk to some one get up walk to that person rather than using intercom. 

2. Stand on one leg : Try standing on one leg . 

3. Try nerve glides: Keep a smiley soft ball keep squeezing it after every half an hour. 
4. Desk press: This fantastic office exercise will strengthen both your upper body and core . While keeping your body in a straight line using your core muscles, hold a push-up position with your elbows at a 90-degree angle. While holding this position, execute 10 knee-drives, followed by 5 push-ups. Repeat 3 to 4 reps.

However emergency can  knock at your door anytime hence Buying a Online Health Insurance can be a good option coz  health insurance covers those unpredictable moments in life without burdening your pocket with heavy bills. 

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