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Sitting and Heart Damage (it’s real)

Check this out!! If you haven’t heard, sitting for long periods every day is bad for us. If fact, it increases the risk for diabetes and cancer and doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease. More importantly, now we know how. When we sit all day, it is linked to a buildup of certain proteins called troponins, which heart muscles release when they are damaged. These are markers that physicians look at when diagnosing a heart attack. Researchers found that those who sit more than 10 hours a day had above normal troponin levels. They referred to this condition as “subclinical cardiac injury” which isn’t quite high enough to qualify as heart attack level damage. People who sit more have more signs of this particular heart damage. Thus, there is likely a strong connection between sitting and chronic heart damage even if there isn’t clear definitive causation at this time. The bottom line is to move and move often, exercise and stop sitting so much…!!