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.定额工作( stint的名词复数 )；定量；限额；慷慨地做某事
He stints himself in [of] sleep. 他节制睡眠。 来自辞典例句
She never stints herself of money to buy books for her children. 她从不吝惜掏钱让子女们买书。 来自互联网
The doctor gave him some medicine to counteract the effect of the poison.医生给他些药解毒。
Our work calls for mutual support.We shouldn't counteract each other's efforts.工作要互相支持，不要互相拆台。
The doctor gave her an injection to alleviate the pain.医生给她注射以减轻疼痛。
Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
In case of diabetes, physicians advise against the use of sugar.对于糖尿病患者，医生告诫他们不要吃糖。
Diabetes is caused by a fault in the insulin production of the body.糖尿病是由体內胰岛素分泌失调引起的。
One effect of overeating may be obesity.吃得过多能导致肥胖。
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导致肥胖。