Just 14 Days of a Sedentary Lifestyle May Affect Your Health: Read This! by Mei Marcie
Sometimes we think that if we have been exercising, taking our 10,000 steps daily, etc., a break won't hurt. In a study by the University of Liverpool, 28 physically active healthy adults with a mean age of 25 years and a mean BMI of 25, were asked to reduce activity from 10,000 to 1,500 steps daily. Just after 14 days, there was:
- loss of skeletal muscle mass
- reduction of total lean mass
- loss of leg lean mass
- increase in total body fat
The researchers, although with a small pool of participants, controlled the study by monitoring dietary meals and ensuring that the results were due to the reduction of physical activity. It is certainly a wake up call that a sedentary lifestyle may adversely affect our health.
Read more about this study via MNT here.