Researchers from the Netherland’s Maastricht University recently studied how sedentary time and other behaviors impact the incidence of metabolic syndrome. This was done by examining data on nearly 2,000 adults aged 40-75. Daily activity was gauged with an accelerometer, while cardiorespiratory fitness data was collected using body-weight adjusted max power output.
Independently, less sedentary time, time spent engaged in high-intensity physical activity, and greater cardiorespiratory fitness was connected with reduced risk for developing metabolic syndrome. Less sedentary time and greater cardiorespiratory fitness were also found to be independently associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk.
These findings were published in Diabetologia on September 10, 2018.