MD Alamgir Kabir
Sitting: The Silent Health Nemesis Our Generation Must Confront
HOUSTON — We all know sitting around is not great for us! Being at our desks all day, then sitting in a car, then sitting in front of a screen can lead to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. But wait, there's more! Exciting new research has now linked too much sitting with developing dementia! Yes, you heard it right. The study, published in the renowned Journal of the American Medical Association, took a close look at nearly 50,000 adults. And guess what they found? Sitting at least 10 hours a day increased the risk of developing dementia by a whopping 8%! But hold on, the journey doesn't end there. Brace yourself for this shocking finding: when you sit for 12 hours a day, the risk skyrockets to a mind-boggling 63%!