Sitting Less Reduces Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease which occurs when your blood glucose or sugar levels are too high. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas does not produce enough insulin for your body. Insulin is a hormone which helps your cells to get glucose to produce energy. Without insulin your glucose will stay in your blood which may cause severe health problems. Some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are feeling very thirsty, frequent urinating, feeling very hungry or tired, weight loss, eyesight problem.

The blood test can help you to confirm whether you are having diabetes or not. Recent research by University of Leicester suggested that people can reduce the risk of type2 diabetes by sitting less rather than exercising regularly. The study said that reducing the sitting time by 90 minutes each day will reduce the risk.

The patients are told to do at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week. They are advised to do moderate to vigorous physical activity. The patients are told to reduce their sedentary time. This means that they must reduce the time of sitting, lying down and moving little. The sedentary time had a strong link to HDL-cholesterol, triacylglycerol and 2 h glucose.