Tak­ing a BREAK

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

there are many rea­sons we may put our ex­er­cise rou­tine on hold…

Now a new study, pub­lished in Di­a­betolo­gia, has taken a look at what that can mean for our body. Re­searchers found 45 healthy, ac­tive adults, and took var­i­ous mea­sures of their health be­fore the study, after 14 days of dras­ti­cally re­duced ac­tiv­ity and again 14 days after in­creas­ing their nor­mal ac­tive routines. In the re­duced ac­tiv­ity phase, where they in­creased seden­tary be­hav­iour by al­most four hours daily, they ex­hib­ited de­creased in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity, an in­crease in to­tal body fat, liver fat and ‘bad’ choles­terol, as well as lower lev­els of fit­ness. But be­fore you worry about ex­er­cis­ing on a re­lax­ing get­away, don’t stress – after par­tic­i­pants went back to their ha­bit­ual lev­els of ac­tiv­ity, these ‘meta­bolic de­range­ments’ were re­versed.

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