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Short Bouts of Exercise May Fight Inflammation

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A short bout of light exercise every 30 minutes may be all it takes to boost your body’s ability to fight heart-harming inflammation. In Australia, 21 overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes either sat for six hours or did gentle exercises, such as walking and knee and calf raises, for three minutes every half hour. Blood tests showed that the exercisers not only burned more fat, but they also had less inflammation than their inactive counterparts. Lowering inflammation may help protect against heart disease, a common complication of diabetes.
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, March 2017



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