Study Explores How to Counteract Negative Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Millions of adults spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen, and experts have long advised them to sit less, move more.

But if lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and a mood boost are the goals, what’s the bare minimum of movement that will get the job done?

Apparently just five minutes of walking every 30 minutes.

That’s the finding of a small, new study that compared the benefits of five exercise “snacks” — small bursts of exercise spread out during the day.

“We’ve found in our past research that, on average, adults in the U.S. spend over three-quarters of their day sedentary, or about 11 to 12 hours a day,” said study co-author Keith Diaz. Read more…

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