We all know the benefit of regular exercise and making healthy lifestyle choices, but did you know that these steps can also work in your favor as it relates to insulin and diabetes? In a recent study, the researchers found that the more time spent standing, the better insulin sensitivity is in sedentary adults. Of course, adipose tissue (nasty words) factor into these outcomes as well and “less is better”, not shocking right?
But putting this information into perspective, I for one, was a doubting Thomas when it came to the new rage, standing desks. I said, “yeah whatever”, another fad that will run off the tracks. First, the standing desks are still around and in fact, there are many more in our office than there used to be. Second, since I started working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, I found that the standing desk was wonderful. Hmmmmm, okay, so I was wrong.
With this new information, wouldn’t it be great if we could curb the risks of diabetes and insulin resistance just by standing more? Now if you are a marathon runner and super fit, standing in one place probably won’t impact your overall health but for the rest of us, it just might! Something to definitely think about! Stay well, stay informed, and stay tuned!