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Get Exercise in Snack-Size Bursts

By and Monday, 18 January 2021 11:16 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In March 2019, Hot Springs, Ark., hosted the "First Ever World's Shortest Zero K St. Patrick's Day Race." The 299-foot-long course was one foot shorter than the notorious Wacky Florida Keys Cow Key Channel Bridge Run that stretches 300 feet.

Believe it or not, they might be on to something.

It turns out that exercise snacking can be a great solution to the health woes that come from sitting for extended periods of time.

Prolonged sitting not only makes your glutes saggy, hips stiff, lower back sore and your mood gloomy, it increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and blood clots in the legs.

So what does it take to get your desk-work done, survive a commute, or binge watch a program and still dodge health damage from sitting?

You could get a treadmill desk with a computer mounted on the front and stroll your way through your workday or "The Crown."

But if that isn't your cup of tea, a great way to fit physical activity into your day is to get it in short bursts, also called exercise snacks, such as doing lunges or jumps for 60 seconds. Studies from the University of British Columbia show that enjoying five bursts of intense activity daily, for 20 to 60 seconds each, effectively counters the health hazards of over-sitting.

Combine that with 30-40 minutes of activity as many days a week as possible, and watch your numbers (weight, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure) go down and your energy and mood soar.

© King Features Syndicate


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Prolonged sitting not only makes your glutes saggy, hips stiff, lower back sore and your mood gloomy, it increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and blood clots in the legs.
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