Exercise may cancel out the effects of sitting all day the office. New research reveals that regular physical activity may help lower the risk of health problems associated with sitting for long periods of time in office workers.
Researchers from the University of Leicester said that the latest findings highlight the importance of physical activity in maintaining and improving health. Study findings show that people who don’t exercise and spend too much time sitting are significantly more likely to have poor health and have a higher risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
While previous studies have linked higher levels of sedentary behavior to poorer health and higher levels of physical activity to better health, researchers noted that that not much research has been done to understand the health effects of the combination of sedentary and physical activity behaviors.