Scientists Recommend Physical Training Schedule – Part 1 of 3
Scientists Recommend Physical Training Schedule. Older women are physically unmoving for about two-thirds of their waking hours, according to new research. But that doesn’t mean they’re just sitting still. Although women in the swotting appeared to be inactive for a good portion of the day, they frequently moved about in short bursts of activity, an average of nine times an hour. “This is the sooner part of an ongoing study, and the first paper to look at the patterns of activity and sedentary behaviors,” said lead author Eric Shiroma, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston.
And “Some inspect says that sitting for long periods is harmful and the recommendation is that we should get up every 30 minutes, but there’s little hard data available on how much we’re sitting and how often we get up and how measures such as these affect our form risks”. Results of the study are published as a letter in the Dec 18, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Previous studies have suggested that the more people sit each day, the greater their imperil for chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The current study included more than 7000 women whose average age was 71 years. For almost seven days, the women wore devices called accelerometers that allowance movement. However, the device can’t tell if someone is standing or sitting, only if they’re still or moving.