It may seem impossible during a frantic day in the office when you don't ever seem to leave your desk, but scientists say we should take a turn about the room... every 20 minutes.
researchers found taking a regular break to walk around helped reduce
the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating.
Though the results, published in the journal Diabetes Care, don't show if this has a lasting health benefit, experiencing
large glucose and insulin spikes after a meal is tied to a greater risk
of heart disease and diabetes.
'When we sit our muscles are in a state of disuse and they're not
contracting and helping our body to regulate many of the body's
metabolic processes,' said study leader Professor David Dunstan, from Baker IDI Heartand Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
Dunstan and his team have reported previously that people who watch
more than four hours of TV a day are likely to have an earlier death.
With this study, they experimented with how prolonged sitting could
affect responses to food.
Source - Daily Mail