An new analysis of 47 studies shows that most of us need to spend more time on our feet than in our seat. The research concludes that people who spend most of their day sitting are at a higher risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes — and that’s even if you go to the gym regularly. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has tips on surviving a day at the desk.
More than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don’t even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.
Researchers say even those with several risk factors for heart disease can quickly lower the risk by up to 1/3 by just saying no to a burger, and yes to chicken or fish.