Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU), United States has found that mild toe-tapping while being seated can dramatically cut your risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers had measured the level of normal blood flow through one of the main arteries in the legs of 11 healthy young male and female college students to see how well the artery responded to changes in blood pressure. Then, they were asked to sit at a desk for three hours straight while only fidgeting one leg intermediately. Meanwhile, the other leg stayed stationery. After three hours of sitting, the fidgety leg had much higher blood flow than the other. The researchers concluded that even this little bit of movement could help stimulate vascular health.
- New Discovery