Get up and move—just a little

February 25, 2023 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

Sitting. It’s one of the most common—and least researched—of all human activities. One thing that we’re pretty sure of is that sitting too much is not good for you.

Yet, that’s what many of us do. We sit at our jobs, and when we come home, we sit to conduct whatever helps us relax, such as television-watching or book-reading or whatever. The sensible antidote to the harm this activity may be causing is to get up and move. Yet health researchers have only begun to explore what good things might occur if we actually did that.

One small study at Columbia University found this:

According to their (the researchers’) findings, a five-minute light walk every half-hour was the only strategy that significantly reduced blood sugar levels, reducing the blood sugar spike after eating by almost 60 percent compared to sitting down.

If you are interested in more information about this study, you can read about it here on the Positive.News website.

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