( CNN) We already knew that sitting, one of most people’s favorite activities, is a possibility killing you, but now we have new proof that before it gets you, you may get type 2 diabetes, too .

How

Earlier analyzes have shown that sedentary behavior can lead to kind 2 diabetes and many other illness including cardiovascular problems, cancer and other chronic conditions. There’s a reason physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth-leading risk factor for demise for people all around the world, according to the World Health Organization .

So what can you do to reduce your sitting period?

There are some really simple things. Experts indicate one may be as simple as being aware of exactly how much you sit. Construct it a objective to get up for a few minutes every hour. Some pedometers will now even send you reminder notes to get up if you get too engrossed in your work. If you do have to sit for your work, switch to a standing desk.

You may want to click on the images below to look at a few more alternatives particularly if you work from home.


If you watch TV at night, don’t zoom ahead during the commercials with your DVR. Instead walk around or at the least stand up during the display break.

Whatever you do get up and move. Your body will thank you if you do.

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