Brisk walk reduces risk of heart disease
New Delhi: Sitting idle for long hours increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers have found a unique way to deal with this.
According to findings, getting up and taking brisk walks for two minutes every half an hour may lower the level of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries.
Short regular walking breaks or 30 minutes of continuous physical activity or the two combined, could potentially improve people’s metabolic health, the researchers noted in the paper published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
“We believe there is an important health message here — the traditional half-hour block of moderate to vigorous activity is important, but so is limiting long periods of sitting by undertaking regular short bouts of activity throughout the day,” said lead author Meredith Peddie from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.