A 5-minute snackcercise counteracts prolonged sitting!

20 Jan 2023 • Published on the 12th of January, 2023 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates around 2 million deaths each year are linked to physical inactivity. The institution has described a sedentary lifestyle as being among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. A new study from Columbia University in New York suggests that regular bursts of short exercise “snacks” throughout the working day might be enough to counter the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, the researchers found that a 5-minute walk every 30 minutes could offset the effects of prolonged sitting. The research team also found that a 5-minute walk every half hour led to a 58% reduction in blood sugar spikes after eating. Source: Medical News Today| Read full story

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