Standing up every now and then, and walking for a few minutes reduces the risk to type 2 diabetes
Stand up and move yourself more often. Stop the dynamics of being sat and walk -or even just standing still- reduces the risk to develop type 2 diabetes and the complication to those who already suffer it.
Maintaining sedentary habits and spending many hours sat during the day has a negative effect on your health. Physical exercise helps improve the glycemic control to those who have sedentary jobs, are overweight, obese and those who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
According to this study, the interruption of long sitting periods reduces the levels of lipids in blood flow associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Getting up from the chair for simple stretching, or brief light walks helps reducing blood lipid levels and insulin resistance.
This study reinforces the idea that avoiding prolonged seated periods and looking for ways to increase daily activity is beneficial in improving glycemic control, especially in people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
¿Qué ejercicios se recomienda realizar?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends people who sit for prolonged periods of time, performing 3 or more minutes of light activity – such as walking or stretching legs and trunk – every 30 minutes.
Perform exercises such as:
- Lifting or extension of legs
- Stretching arms and trunk
- Rotate the desk chair
- Torso twisting
- Trunk lateral stretching
- Take short walks.
In the end, stand up and move yourself more (primarily after meals) it is for your health. Break up with sedentary life and reduce the risk to type 2 diabetes and its complications.