Seated upper body exercises ‘could reduce diabetes risk’

by | Aug 29, 2017 | Activities, Health, News

Breaking up long periods of restful sitting with short, frequent bouts of simple seated arm exercises can benefit obese patients at high risk of type 2 diabetes, according to UK researchers.

Researchers in the East Midlands investigated the impact of performing short bouts of seated upper body activity on postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels during prolonged sitting.

“Sitting at our desks for a long time is a common issue in modern society”

Matthew McCarthy

The 13 study participants included both men and women, had an average body mass index of 33.8 and an average age of 66. Nursing Times