Undertaking a diet that strictly regulates food intake and exercise time can be a daunting task.
Even if we exhibit symptoms that could make us higher-risk for particular illnesses – for example heart conditions or glucose imbalances – it can still take a lot of motivation to start up a healthy lifestyle regime and and keep the momentum going.
Initiating a routine can be a good way to assist with metabolism support and begin the weight loss process, but it often requires fortitude.
However, according to new research, even the smallest step – almost literally – can help those people who have or are worried about health conditions.
The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute has published a study in American journal Diabetes Care, showing that interrupting long periods of sitting with low-to-moderate levels of activity – even standing or strolling – can positively affect metabolism.
Associate professor David Dunstan, lead researcher, said: "When we sit, we have muscle dis-use – our muscles are essentially sleeping.
"When we're up and moving, we're contracting muscles and it appears that these frequent contractions throughout the day are beneficial for helping to regulate the body's metabolic processes."
Posted by Juliet Pemberton