Moving Every 30 Minutes Can Have Health Benefits

Moving Every 30 Minutes Can Have Health Benefits

Moving your body at least every half an hour could help to limit the harmful effects of desk jobs and other sedentary lifestyles, research has revealed. The study found that both greater overall time spent inactive in a day, and longer periods of inactivity were linked to an increased risk of death.
“If you sit at work all day, then you should be really mindful of trying to take a break from your sitting habits at least every 30 minutes,” said Keith Diaz, co-author of the study from Columbia University Medical Center. Those who were inactive for 13.2 hours a day had a risk of death 2.6 times that of those spending less than 11.5 hours a day inactive, while those whose bouts of inactivity lasted on average 12.4 minutes or more had a risk of death almost twice that of those who were inactive for an average of less than 7.7 minutes at a time.

 

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