Interrupting long periods of sitting: good STUFF.
Diseases originating from lack of physical activity are a growing problem in the world. An increasing number of studies have recently provided evidence that sedentary behaviour is in itself a health risk, regardless of the daily amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This implies that excessive sitting cannot be wholly compensated for by half an hour of MVPA, and several scholars have suggested a shift in scientific focus to include the physiology of “inactivity” (sedentary) as well as exercise.
For that purpose we introduce STUFF: Stand Up For Fitness. STUFF can be defined as “interrupting long sitting periods by short breaks”, for instance, interrupting sitting every 30 min by standing for at least five minutes > from Rutten et al.; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2013) 10:1. All rights reserved to BioMed Central Ltd.
Read more about STUFF and the consequences in the free full text article.
A study has discovered that sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, regardless of physical exercise. See the YouTube clip below about the results of this study.