Prolonged sitting at work may boost cancer risk
Uninterrupted periods of sitting at work are very unhealthy, and by frequently breaking up those long bouts with just a few minutes of light exercise lowers a person`s cancer risk, a new study has claimed.
According to Neville Owen from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia, one- to two-minute breaks from sitting can reduce levels of molecules in the body that are linked with cancer risk.
`It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk of cancer,` Live Science quoted Owen as saying.
The research has revealed that there`s more to physical activity than working out on a treadmill and a person who exercised for 30 minutes a day, which is the recommended amount of physical activity, is really only active for 3 percent of his or her day.