New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2012
According to a recent article from The Huffington Post, studies show that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of metabolic syndrome, heart attack, stroke and death in individuals. Makers of The Hurry Cane™ applaud this new research and add that new innovations have made it easier for people to keep an active lifestyle.
The article notes that prolonged sitting may have a great deal to do with lower life expectancies, obesity and a slower metabolism. “Prolonged sitting has been shown to disrupt metabolic function resulting in increased plasma triglyceride levels, decreased levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and decreased insulin sensitivity,” Dr. Hidden van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health in Australia told TIME’s Heathland.
The study showed a 40 percent increase in the risk of death in individuals who sit for more than 11 hours a day, regardless of other activity levels. The research shows that even trips to the gym before and during work can’t undo the effects of a day spent sitting. In a press statement, The Hurry Cane™ stated the importance of keeping active throughout the day for mental and physical health.
While this good to know, it is not always possible with current work conditions to avoid sitting for extended periods of time. An article in Men’s Health reported that standing might have just as negative an effect as sitting all day. Standing for extended amounts of time can lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders in the legs, knees and lower back.
Alternatives to traditional desks have become more popular over the past several years. Standing desks allow users to burn up to 40 percent more calories than sitting would allow for. Since standing all day has proven to also be detrimental to one’s body as well, makers of The Hurry Cane™ recommend that people find a balance between sitting and standing during the workday.
Another suggestion offered in the article is for employees to take a walk around the office several times throughout the day. Olivia Judson reported in The New York Times, “A study of people who sit for many hours found that those who took frequent small breaks
—standing up to stretch or walk down the corridor—had smaller waists and better profiles for sugar and fat metabolism than those who did their sitting in long, uninterrupted chunks.”
Makers of The Hurry Cane™ agree with these suggestions. "Yet another study pointing to the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. Seniors are all too vulnerable to this epidemic. The Hurry Cane™ hopes to address this issue by providing a versatile cane that promotes an active lifestyle in all types of situations," notes The Hurry Cane™ spokesperson Courtney Hoefener.
The Hurry Cane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and those who have difficulty walking. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The Hurry Cane™ features a unique pivot-head design that allows for greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base that allows users to perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The Hurry Cane™, visit http://www.thehurrycane.com.