Getting out of your chair every 30 minutes improves health

HealthDay reports research suggesting “that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.” Investigators arrived at that conclusion after conducting a three-week study that “followed 16” adults with obesity “who led a sedentary lifestyle or had a job where they sat all day.”

One-half of the participants wore a  fitness tracker that signaled every 30 minutes, reminding each participant to get up and move.

The study found that “people in the active group had lower LDL … or lethal cholesterol, and lower blood sugar levels, compared with the inactive group.”

We know that every hour spent sitting or lying down increases the risk for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a group of conditions that can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other health problems.

The bottom line is you need to get you’re your bottom to improve your health.

The findings were published online in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism.


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