Sitting down is something most of us have to do. Whether we work at a computer or not, most jobs requires at least part of the day to be spent at a desk. Unfortunately, sitting down for too long can cause a range of health issues, even for those people that exercise regularly.
This type of sustained activity can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease. A recent diabetes study indicates that the risks of developing metabolic syndromen, sometimes called pre-diabetes, increased considerably the more time was spent sitting down.
Experts at the Karolinska Institute and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm conducted the research. They also suggested a number of ways of dealing with the increased risks, such as walking for a few minutes as often as possible during the working day. The research was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine .

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