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Joe Piscatella posted:
Frequent breaks to stretch and stand may lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes for desk workers, couch potatoes, and other people who sit for long amounts of time. A study found that workers who took regular short breaks (5 minutes or less) for some light activity had a drop in blood sugar and triglyceride levels. They even had a decrease in waist size and some weight loss!


Short stretch-breaks don't replace the recommended 30 minutes of exercise every day, but, since they also help ward off back pain and keep you flexible, they're good for everybody. And for many people, they are instrumental to helping handle stress effectively.
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