Saturday, 9 September 2017

More TV viewing may increase walking disability risk

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As a result of various researches, it is found that the people over the age of 50 who watch Television continuously for more than 5 hours are at a bigger risk of developing a walking disability. These people had 65 % greater risk of reporting a mobility disability, in contrast with those who watched television for less than 2 hours each day. Watching Television in evening can be particularly harmful to health as it is not broken up with short period of movement, as compared with sitting throughout the day.

One of the famous author, Loretta DiPietro from the George Washington University said “Television viewing is a very potent risk factor for disability in older age.” She also said “We've engineered physical activity out of our modern life with commuting, the internet, elevators, mobile phones and a lifestyle that frequently includes 14 hours of sitting per day.”

People who are young in age may be able to get away with sitting for long time because they are stronger physiologically. In the study, the team analyzed data which kept track of men as well as women aged between 50 to 71 from 6 states and two urban areas. The people participated in the study were healthy when the study begins. The research team record that participants how much watch TV, do physical activity, exercise or gardening during the starting of the research and then followed all the participants for over 10 years.

As per the Research team, the rising levels of overall sitting and TV time in arrangement with low (3 hours each week or less) physical activity were particularly harmful, resulting in speeding up of risk. They also said that in all levels of physical activity, increasing time in viewing TV also increased the possibility of a walking disability in a dose-response way.

Some more studies have found that sitting too much is a hazard for the health of older people who meet up the moderate-to-vigorous strength physical activity rules of at least 150 minutes each week. But distinct this study, prior research did not follow people prospectively over a long time and did not believe the joint impact of both sitting time and physical activity.

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