Two Weeks Of Relaxing Vacation Can Increase Your Risk Of Early Death

As many studies have pointed out, our sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on our health. Now a brand new study reveals that just two weeks of inactivity can increase a healthy person’s risk of chronic disease and even premature death. University of Liverpool researchers looked at 28 healthy, physically active people, who were monitored with activity trackers. Researchers gradually reduced how much physical activity participants did over a two week period that eventually went from 161 minutes of activity per day to 36 minutes per day. After spending more time sitting still, participants experienced significant changes in body composition, including loss of skeletal muscle mass and increases in total body fat. Lead study author Dr. Dan Cuthbertson said, “Such changes can lead to chronic metabolic disease and premature mortality. The results emphasise the importance of remaining physically active, and highlight the dangerous consequences of continuous sedentary behavior.” (Daily Mail