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NIH study of kids suggest brief intervals of exercise may offset effects of sedentary periods

from Physical Therapy Products

A new study suggests that, in children, short exercise sessions during otherwise sedentary periods may offset the effects from the lack of more sustained exercise. The study, published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests in a media release from the National Institutes of Health that children who interrupted sedentary periods with 3 minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour had lower levels of blood glucose and insulin, compared to periods when they remained seated for 3 hours. more

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