Several specialists have warned of the risks of sitting, especially for long periods of time. A study conducted in Australia in 2012 found spikes in insulin levels and blood glucose levels to by higher by 20% when subjects sat for 5 hours as opposed to when they went for 2 minute walks every 20 minutes. High spikes indicate resistance to insulin, which is vital in regulating your metabolism and preventing excess weight gain.
This shows the effect sitting at your 9 to 5 may have on metabolic health. In other words, if you are sitting uninterrupted throughout the whole day at your job, you may be more susceptible to obesity and increase your risk to type-2 diabetes.read more