Study: Short breaks while sitting may improve health


March 9, 2012 2:50:51 PM PST
A new study finds breaking up long periods of sitting with brief walks might improve your health.

Researchers studied overweight or obese adults age 45 to 65. Those who took two-minute breaks with some light to moderate walking had lower levels glucose and insulin levels compared to those who stayed seated.

The study in the journal Diabetes Care suggests the breaks from sitting could improve glucose metabolism and may be an important strategy for reducing cardio-vascular risk.