Sydney: Sedentary life is not only an invitation to obesity, but is also linked with something much worse - heart diseases and cancers, research said.Particularly overweight office workers, drivers and call centre staff, who sit for long periods, need to break up their sitting time with activity breaks, to keep ill health at bay.Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute researchers examined spikes in participants’ blood glucose levels after consuming a high-calorie meal.They found that their bodies were much more effective in controlling glucose and insulin levels when they performed regular two-minute bouts of either light or moderate-intensity activity, the journal Diabetes Care reports.David Dunstan, Baker associate professor, explained: “When we eat, we get rises in blood glucose. With larger and more frequent rises in blood glucose, we gradually accumulate damage to the walls of our veins and arteries."
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