Sit Less, Move More, Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Cutting 90 minutes of time spent sitting each day can prevent type-2 diabetes.

To prevent type-2 diabetes, you should not have to sweat in the fitness center. The new study found that people who are at high risk for this type of diabetes could save themselves by reducing their sitting time of 90 minutes every day. That is, sometimes up from a chair in the office to chat with friends in one room or another floor can prevent type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the University of Leceister, England, discovered an important risk factor for type-2 diabetes, such as blood sugar and cholesterol levels, increasing for those who sit a lot, than spend a lot of time for physical activity.

"This study provides preliminary evidence that the behavior of doing something while sitting more effective to be a target of type 2 diabetes prevention, not merely focusing on physical activity," said lead researcher Joseph Henson, according to the Daily Mail, Thursday (28/1). "In addition, the time to sit down have a large portion of the day, do not like sports either moderate or strong."

Type-2 diabetes is common in middle-aged people because their body gradually loses its ability to process blood sugar. These conditions increase the glucose levels that can damage organs and cause illness for years. It is also strongly associated with lifestyle factors such as being overweight or obesity, which is a lifestyle that many people sitting and eating unhealthy foods.

Participants attend two studies rank of activity and diabetes studied by Diabetes Research Unit University of Leicester. The patients who are at high risk of developing diabetes between the ages of early 30's to 60's.
Researchers examined how long it sits, out of time sitting around, exercise and total physical activity were associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in populations with risk factors for type-2 diabetes. Blood sugar and cholesterol levels checked also.

The study found those who spend more time to sit down related to "adverse effects" of the risk factors of diabetes, regardless of age. Spent a lot of time to sit down have a strong relationship with a negative value than repair caused by strenuous exercise, according to a report published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).

Henson said the study suggests that reducing the time to sit for 90 minutes every day significantly help those at risk of type-2 diabetes.

So far, the suggestion of a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity each week ranging from moderate to vigorous exercise has been a cornerstone of diabetes prevention programs. However, according to Henson, the intervention may be more effective if people were encouraged to reduce time in the seat and move more, regardless of the intensity of the movement.

There is mounting evidence that shows too much sitting, as opposed to insufficient activity, may be a novel risk factor for disease and premature death. A U.S. study suggests office workers who sit for more than four hours a day at greater risk of suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. The study also found those who sit at least six hours were significantly more likely to develop diabetes.

Dr Matthew Hobbs, Head of Research at Diabetes UK, said the new study expands the evidence that many sitting or lying was associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes. Simultaneously strengthen the findings that physical activity can reduce the risk.

To be sure, according to Hobbs, anyone who spends a lot of time sitting or lying need time to move, regardless of what is selected activities.

"Doing an activity that you like and incorporate it in daily activities, such as walking, gardening, or cleaning the house is the best way to achieve this," said Hobbs.