Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Frequent Breaks from Prolonged Sitting are Beneficial

Taking frequent breaks of 5 minutes from prolonged sitting improved the metabolic response to a meal in diabetic patients.  Measurable effects in blood glucose, insulin levels, and suppression of non-esterified fatty acids persisted for 24 hours.  This could result in improved glucose control in diabetic patients and improved weight loss.  Simply standing for 5 minutes every 30 minutes and walking on a treadmill for a similar time were effective.

See Dr. Joseph Henson at the Diabetes Research Center at the University of Leicester, in England.


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