Scientists have told why you can not sit in front of the TV for a long time

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from the UK say that if you watch TV for a long time, it can cause quite serious health problems. They pay special attention to the fact that the risk of blood clots may increase.

If you watch TV for about four hours a day, then in this case the risk of blood clots increases several times in a third of adults. Those who watch programs and films for no more than two and a half hours are less likely to encounter a similar problem.

Researchers at the University of Bristol analyzed three different studies. They were attended by 130 thousand volunteers who lived in the US and Japan. Participants were over 40 years of age and none of them had ever experienced thrombosis before.

Scientists for the period of observation, which ranged from five to 20 years, recorded 964 new cases of thrombosis. They also managed to establish that those people who watched more than four hours of TV encountered pathologies 1.35 times more often than those who only occasionally set aside time for such an activity.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that the indicator was not affected by the presence of physical activity. Sports activities did not reduce the risk.

Scientists advise taking at least short breaks while watching TV, the duration of which should be at least half an hour. It is necessary to do a warm-up, and not just continue to lie or sit. Charging will help disperse blood throughout the body.

In most cases, blood clots form in the extremities, because if you sit for a long time, then blood begins to accumulate in them. Another good option would be to exercise on a stationary bike or treadmill while watching TV.

Experts added that blood clots can appear for many other reasons. For example, those who prefer to watch long series often consume various “harmful goodies” while watching. They provoke obesity, as well as an increase in blood pressure, which in turn leads to thrombosis.


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