Workers should take a turn about the room every 20 MINUTES, say scientists

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.
Australian 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.
Prof 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

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