Spending hours a day sitting at a desk is known to have consequences for your health but, scientists now say just five-minute walking stints could counteract some of the risks.
In a new study, researchers found that taking brief, repeated breaks from work to stand up and move around has sustained benefits for your mood and energy levels.
The effects of these microbouts of activity were found to last all day, and could even help to alleviate3 food cravings while you're at work.
"Office workers have been identified as one of the most vulnerable occupational groups for accumulating prolonged and uninterrupted sitting time", the authors explained in the study, published to the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
And, this sedentary lifestyle increases the risks of diabetes , depression, and obesity , among other health concerns.
The researchers also found that the effects of the microbouts surpassed those associated with an early workout, as the benefits of that type of activity wore off after some time.
n.定額工作( stint的名詞復數 )；定量；限額；慷慨地做某事
He stints himself in [of] sleep. 他節制睡眠。 來自辭典例句
She never stints herself of money to buy books for her children. 她從不吝惜掏錢讓子女們買書。 來自互聯網
The doctor gave him some medicine to counteract the effect of the poison.醫生給他些藥解毒。
Our work calls for mutual support.We shouldn't counteract each other's efforts.工作要互相支持，不要互相拆臺。
The doctor gave her an injection to alleviate the pain.醫生給她注射以減輕疼痛。
Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能減輕他的痛苦。
In case of diabetes, physicians advise against the use of sugar.對于糖尿病患者，醫生告誡他們不要吃糖。
Diabetes is caused by a fault in the insulin production of the body.糖尿病是由體內胰島素分泌失調引起的。
One effect of overeating may be obesity.吃得過多能導致肥胖。
Sugar and fat can more easily lead to obesity than some other foods.糖和脂肪比其他食物更容易導致肥胖。