Sumary of New Study Reveals the Exercise Trick for Erasing the Effects of Sitting:
- Research published in JAMA in 2019 found that the average U.S. adolescent sits for 7-8 hours daily, while the average adult takes a load off 6 hours every single day.
- Another study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, focused on lifestyle changes brought on by COVID-19. The researchers reported a 28% increase in time spent sitting all over the world.
- That means the largest muscles in the body take in minimal sugar from the bloodstream, consequently slowing the metabolism and interfering with blood sugar regulation, fat breakdown, and blood pressure.
- The end result of those metabolic changes is more sugar and cholesterol in the bloodstream, which means a greater risk of diabetes and heart disease.
- ” If you work a job that necessities long hours spent sitting, reading all this may be more than just a little worrying.
- Study authors advise getting up and spending 3 minutes walking, climbing some stairs, or even busting out a few jumping jacks for each consecutive half hour spent sedentary.
- At the very least aim for 15 steps as a bare minimum during each 3 minute break.
- When a small group of study participants followed the above instructions, their daily blood sugar fluctuations improved.