Here is an interesting article from Samantha Mathewson that links "sitting too much each day with memory problems in middle-age and older adults."
According to the new study, sedentary behavior is "linked to thinning of the medial temporal lobe, a brain region involved in the formation of new memories.".
"Brain thinning can be a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia in middle-age and older adults," the researchers added.
Further, the results suggest that while "sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of thinning of the medial temporal lobe, physical activity, even at high levels, is insufficient to offset the harmful effects of sitting for extended periods."
The researchers noted, however, that the study "did not prove that sitting led to thinner brain structures, but instead found an association between sitting for long periods of time and thinning structures." Thus, further inquiry is necessary.
So how long do you sit each day?
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