Heading home after a long day at work, planning to relax on the couch and catch your favorite TV shows back-to-back? Well you could be at a risk of heart disease. Dutch researchers have found that the young people spend in front of TV, stiffer their arteries get a sign of likely heart disease in the future.
Minutes per day watching TV, compared to people with the most elastic carotid artery. Similar results were seen for stiffness of the femoral arteries in the legs. “The fact that your arteries aren’t elastic predisposes you to develop hypertension in later age and cardivascular disease.”
It has long been stablished that sedentary lifestyle is not good for health in general people who lead sedentary lifestyle (couch potatoes included) have a much higher incidence of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and obesity. Trunkal obesity and obesity ingeneral is increasing at an alarming rate. This has happened because of in food habbits and lack of exercise.
…..extract from DNA after hours Melissa D’Costa