Reducing sitting time may reduce the risk of lifestyle disorders
Scientists believe that the risk of lifestyle diseases can be reduced if regular sitting time is reduced. In a recent study published in the journal Science and Medicine in Sport, researchers have found that lifestyle diseases can be cured if reduced to an hour of daily sitting and moderate exercise. Researchers from the Turkish PET Center and the UK Institute in Finland focused their study on whether physical benefits could be achieved by reducing the amount of time spent sitting and exercising.
Participants in the study included patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as physically challenged adults. According to researcher Taro Garthwaite from the University of Turku, candidates in the active and inactive categories involved in the research were regularly measured with an accelerometer for three months. In previous studies, activity was typically only measured at the beginning and end of a few days. The researchers found that the group who reduced their daily sitting time to 50 minutes and added exercise to their activities had significant benefits in liver health on sugar and insulin levels.