Sitting Too Long Increases The Risk Of Diabetes
If you spend most of your day sitting -- even if you do make time for exercise -- you are still placing yourself at higher risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to new research.
Researchers from the University of Missouri conducted a review of past research and found that when people go from being highly active to inactive, there are changes in the body that occur that increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Researchers defined "highly active" as taking more than 10,000 steps a day, and "inactive" as taking fewer than 5,000 steps a day.
This isn't the first study to look at the detrimental health effects of sitting on our health. A study published earlier this summer showed that sitting for more than six hours a day can increase the risk of death, with the effects being more pronounced in women than in men.