If you have a "sedentary" work, beware, it threatens not only a stiff neck. A new study from the University of California at Los Angeles revealed that sitting in one place for a long time harms your brain.
Scientists scanned the brain of 35 people aged 45 to 65, examining a region of the brain called the medial temporal lobe and playing a crucial role in the formation of memories.
The subjects were also asked how many hours they spent sitting. The results revealed that those who sat most in the chair had thinner brain structures.
In their conclusion, the researchers determined that a sitting position may increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in more mature age.
The sedentary lifestyle has already been associated with heart disease, diabetes, and intestinal cancer. Researchers also believe that physical activity is the best way to prevent Alzheimer's disease.