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Sedentary bad, Breaks good, just how active should you be?


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Jim Marshall (not a doctor) said ...

Insulin resistance is not good for your health.

Studies have shown that it not good for slowing progression of prostate cancer.

Studies have shown that time spent sedentary (at your desk, watching TV) is not good for your blood sugar levels.

What to do about it?

Studies have shown that breaks away from the desk chair, arm chair improve things.

But how active should you be?

At the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, researchers compared a 7 hour sedentary period with no breaks, 2 minutes of gentle strolling every 20 minutes, and 2 minutes of vigorous walking every 20 minutes.

The good news - the breaks definitely helped keep blood sugar levels stable.

The better news - vigorous walking was no better than gentle strolling for those 2 minutes - so you don't need a treadmill next to your office desk or TV armchair.

Associate Professor David Dunstan tells about it in this YouTube video:

... end Jim

Lots more research findings if you go to the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute website and search for:


And obviously much more on diabetes, a risk for all advanced men on ADT.

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For those men adverse to exercise I suggest you watch the Catalyst program that was shown on ABC 2 on the 31.05.2012. Can be found on www.abc.net.au/catalyst

Story is in the archive 2012 May 31st. The first two segments of the program are a must see. Simple jumping exercise for bone density improvement is also included.


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