If you have a desk job, you’re likely familiar with what it feels like to be hunched over a computer day after day. A new study finds that breaking up these long sitting stretches with occasional brisk walks could help cut the risk of suffering from clogged arteries.
How much should we be moving per hour to make a difference? Just by taking a fast-paced, two-minute walk break every half hour, researchers found this was enough to lower blood glucose and insulin levels. If you want to double your benefits, the study suggests a daily 30-minute stroll also lowered triglyceride levels in the blood, slowing plaque buildup along artery walls.