Does sitting too much increase my risk of heart attack?

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Yes.

Long periods of sitting may be virtually required for many types of careers these days, but the negative effects it has on our bodies have been known for generations. As a result, there have been a great amount of studies showing the link to an increased risk of heart attack and sitting too much.

Why is this? It goes back to one of the pillars of Olumia Life, the Opposing Systems of Breakdown and Repair. No matter what you do, you are always experiencing slight wear and tear on your body. This background inflammation is entirely normal and is part of the system in your body in charge of breaking down cells that need to be replaced or repaired.

The problem is that all that sitting is not being paired with enough activity to get the system of repair in your body activated. This means the inflammation remains. As a result, the inflammation can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks, and an array of other health issues.

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