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Don’t have time to exercise because of a busy day but want to be physically fit?
So you can make it happen by taking few minutes during your office or business activities.
Yes indeed, if you don’t have time to exercise, taking the stairs briskly 3 or 4 times a day can keep you healthy.
This has been revealed in various research reports.
According to a study from the University of Toronto in December 2022, instead of taking a long brisk walk or traditional exercise, you can use your office to be healthy.
Studies have shown that even 2 minutes of vigorous exercise throughout the day, i.e. walking up and down stairs very quickly, can improve respiratory fitness.
Similarly, sitting all day also helps in reducing the severity of the negative effects on the body.
The study involved 12 healthy people between the ages of 20 and 30 who spent a lot of time sitting.
Subjects were instructed to get up every 30 minutes and walk for 2 minutes or sit up from their seats repeatedly.
The results showed that this practice allows our body to use amino acids more effectively in muscle repair or contraction.
The findings are important because sitting for long periods of time reduces muscle tone, he said.
Earlier in a 2019 study of healthy teenagers, volunteers were instructed to walk up and down 3 flights of stairs 3 times a day.
In the study, they were told to do this first thing in the morning, after lunch, and again in the evening.
This program was continued for 6 weeks, during which time the youth abstained from other tests.
After 6 weeks, there was a significant increase in the aerobic fitness and leg strength of these young men.
A 2008 study found that people who spend a lot of time sitting have a higher risk of high blood sugar and cholesterol problems.
Recent studies have found that the effects of spending too much time sitting are so bad that daily exercise does not provide any significant benefits to the body.
But research from the University of Toronto suggests that taking some time to exercise can prevent side effects.
Almost all physical activity can be considered exercise, activity that raises the heart rate and lasts 1 to 2 minutes, the researchers said.