On Wednesday, May 4th , the American Diabetes Association inaugurated “Get Fit Don’t Sit” Day to get people up and moving, as research indicates that changing our sedentary habits is one of the most effective ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people. A recent analysis published January 2015 in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to a 91 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
So the more time we spend every day sitting, the higher is the risk for weight gain, type 2 diabetes or heart disease. According to the Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2015: “Evidence supports that all individuals should break up extended sedentary time at least every 90 minutes.”
The solution is to get out of the chair, stand up and to exercise! It can be stretching, sit-up’s or taking stairs instead of the elevator — every 90 minutes get your body moving.
In HTL-STREFA we’ve spent Get Fit Don’t Sit day very active, and we hope to make every day a National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!!!!