Office jobs seem to be the safest ones if compared to other jobs, but such a sedentary lifestyle affects your physical wellbeing. It appears that such a lifestyle makes your body immune to exercises.
Inactivity Induces Resistance to the Metabolic Benefits Following Acute Exercise, a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology shows that a sedentary life boosts your exercise resistance.
What should be the benefits of a one-hour-a-day workout?
- Improvement of insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance;
- The rise in triglycerides circulating in your blood will shrink;
- It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety.
Office jobs, sedentary lifestyle, in general, make you “immune” to physical exercises
Researchers fed ten volunteers with high-fat and high sugar food while sitting for more than 13 hours a day and taking only around 4000 steps. Four days of prolonged sitting without exercise were compared to four days of prolonged sitting with a 1-hr of treadmill exercise on the evening of the fourth day. Still, blood sugar, insulin, and triglyceride levels were the same whether they exercised or not.
According to Dr. Edward Coyle, director of the University of Texas’s Human Performance Laboratory, taking 8000 to 10000 steps every day should be enough not to make your body immune to exercises. But the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends children a 24-Hour Movement Guideline that incorporates sitting, sleeping, and activity. “In a lot of ways, it makes more sense to focus on the combinations of these behaviors, rather than looking at them in isolation,” Dr. Travis Saunders, a University of Prince Edward Island researcher who studies sedentary behavior, said.
People should definitely find ways to make as much movement as they can during their busy schedule, thus to have the desired results when they hit the gym.