Brief Walks Benefit Your Heart
Escape your chair for frequent brief walks, and your heart will benefit. In a recent study of 36 adults, whose average age was 25 and who did not have diabetes, taking a two-minute brisk walk every half hour over seven hours reduced the buildup of triglycerides, artery-clogging fats, by 7 percent compared with sitting all day. Adding a 30-minute walk at day’s end reduced that buildup by 11 percent. That combination also reduced the amount of insulin participants produced after eating by an average of 23 percent, a sign of potentially improved insulin sensitivity.
Source: Journal of Clinical Lipidology, June 19, 2017