sedentary lifestyle

Prolonged sitting shortens lifespan: Study

It may not be new to you, but the studies that suggest prolonged sitting shortens your life continue to pile up. The solution? Either reduce your amount of sitting time or begin exercising much more – ideally, you should be doing both regardless. The latest findings come from Brazilian researchers who looked at data from here to read more

Lazy weekends promote body fat: Study

Many of us wind down when it comes to the weekends as a well-deserved break, but new research has found that taking part in lazy weekends may actually contribute to greater body fat. In fact, researchers suggest that being a couch potato may be more harmful than sitting at your desk all week. The researchers here to read more

Protect your joints by avoiding this

Much research has come out regarding the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and prolonged sitting. From cardiovascular issues to obesity and even diabetes, it seems that a sedentary lifestyle can set you up for a number of health conditions. One health condition that is overlooked in talks about prolonged sitting is joint health. Research here to read more

Menopause symptoms worsened with sedentary lifestyle

A new study that examined sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America found that sedentary lifestyle worsens menopause symptoms in comparison to active women. The study consisted of over 6,000 women, and it also revealed that sedentary lifestyle was highly associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and obesity. The women completed questionnaires about depression, anxiety, insomnia, here to read more

Kidney stones and disease news roundup 2015: Kidney disease, kidney stones treatment and breakthroughs

The kidneys are responsible for filtering and removing waste that enters the body, as well as fluid balance and regulating electrolytes. The kidneys can become susceptible to damage and even failure if you have other medical conditions. In 2015 kidney news highlighted kidney stones, treatment and medical causes that increase the risk of kidney disease. here to read more