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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.

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