Researchers from the Turku PET Center and the UKK Institute (Finland) found that the upright position is associated with improved sensitivity toinsulin, which is the key hormone of energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. The studio was published on “Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport”.
Normal insulin function can be disturbed by conditions such as overweight and obesity, leading to the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The diabetes type 2 is one of the most common lifestyle diseases worldwide and its onset is usually associated with reduced insulin sensitivity, i.e.insulin resistance.
It has long been known that thephysical activity regular plays a very important role in preventing this problem. However, little is known about the impact of sedentary behavior and standing on insulin. In the survey, scientists investigated associations between hormone resistance and sedentary behavior, physical activity and fitness in inactive adults of working age with an increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. e cardiovascular disorders. The survey found that standing is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, regardless of the amount of daily movement, sitting time, fitness level and being overweight.
This association, never demonstrated before, encourages the replacement of a part of the time spent sitting with the upright position. This becomes even more necessary if the recommendations onsport activity are not satisfied. The research also highlights the importance of healthy body composition on metabolic health.
The increase in the percentage of body fatin fact, it is a factor capable of influencing insulin sensitivity more markedly. The researchers conclude that increasing the time spent standing can prevent the development of diseases caused by insulin resistance. THE symptoms of the same include feeling of hunger, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and increased abdominal fat.