One hour in a sitting position already destroys the brain

Only one hour spent in a sitting position, already begins to destroy the brain. Scientists have once again proved the connection between a sedentary lifestyle and forgetfulness.

Sedentary work may contribute to the development of memory problems and forgetfulness. The researchers examined the link between sedentary lifestyles and brain. They interviewed healthy people aged 45 to 75 years about how much time per day they spend in a seated position. After this was carried out scanning of the brain. These tests did not assess the functionality of memory, but they showed that they are conducted in a seated position from 3 to 15 hours a day, people had a more thin medial temporal lobe part of the brain associated with memory and learning.

These shares beyond the temples on both sides of the head in a natural way decreases with age. However, this kind of reduction can be a precursor of cognitive decline in activity and even dementia in middle-aged and older, as suggested by researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles. Sitting 15 hours a day people, on average, had a 10% reduced medial temporal lobe than those who sat 5 hours or less. Moreover, the tests showed that after 15 hours of sitting each additional hour seats is associated with a 2-percent reduction in shares.

Magicforum recalls that in recent years a number of studies linking physical activity and brain health, is constantly growing. These studies show the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, which in terms of the threat to health is not inferior to Smoking. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and disorders of the brain. (READ MORE)