Man sometimes adopts habits that, if taken to excess, can seriously damage health. These are behaviors that are sometimes inevitable, sometimes unconscious, sometimes sought. For example, we all know that smoking could lead to serious illness. But no one would ever imagine that diabetes, cancer and heart disease are eased by doing this for over 6 hours a day.
Some daily habits that can lead to serious illnesses
Many serious diseases result from adopting necessary habits but which can create problems if we abuse them. For example food. Eating is a vital function but bingeing on food and consuming junk food leads to obesity with known serious health consequences. Another habit we all have is talking on the phone. Talking on your smartphone for more than 17 minutes a day for 10 years increases the risk of brain cancer by 60%. You can learn more about the results of this study in the article Just doing this 17 minutes a day to increase the risk of cancer.
Another activity linked to eating and that we all do regularly, can favor the onset of serious diseases. Almost all of us consume food contained in plastic containers. It may sound unbelievable, but the chemicals in many food containers cause cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders. The Endocrine Society and the International Pollutants Elimination Network have conducted research in this regard and the results are staggering.
Diabetes, cancer and heart disease are made easier by doing this for over 6 hours a day
It will be equally disconcerting to know that a behavior we all adopt can lead to serious illness if done continuously for more than six hours a day. The consequences of this behavior can be type 2 diabetes, the risk of developing colon or lung cancer and suffering from heart disease. Sitting for more than six hours a day increases the risk of these diseases. The alarm was raised by a recent study carried out by Queen’s University and Ulster University in Belfast. Already another important research from 2017 highlighted the problem of sitting too long during the day. It was conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and it was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
How can you prevent this problem? Those who sit for many hours should get up and take a walk at least every hour. Another tip is to avoid doing sitting activities that you can do while standing. For example, companies could organize meetings in this way. This is a habit that is typical of Japanese societies. Many companies in this country have 10-minute standing meetings held in the morning.
In contrast, researchers tell us that working out at the end of the day has no preventive effect. Those who sit for 6 hours in a row and then exercise in the evening do not lower the risk of these serious pathologies.
These food substances increase the risk of colon cancer exponentially
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)