Diabetes: Hate the gym? Don"t worry – you could avoid it by getting up to chat to a colleague

Forget the gym: You could avoid diabetes by getting up to chat to a colleagueCutting the time people spend sitting down by 90 minutes a day could reduce Type 2 diabetes riskScientists in Leicester suggest physical activity advice should be amended as a consequence By Jenny Hope and Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 Being less sedentary all the time could be more beneficial than going to the gym, claim scientists Forget the gym – getting up from your desk to chat to a colleague a few times a day may be all that is required to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Walking "is better than the gym": Long periods of gentle exercise are more beneficial than a high-intensity workout

Walking 'is better than the gym': Long periods of gentle exercise are more beneficial than a high-intensity workoutLow intensity exercise improves insulin sensitivity and blood lipid levels, which are indicators of diabetes and obesity By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:22 GMT, 14 February 2013 If you have just been to the gym, don't sit down, not for too long anyway.

Work up an appetite? Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claim

Work up an appetite Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claimJust 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning actually reduces the motivation to eatScientists measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following a morning of exercise and a morning without exerciseThey found their attentional response to the food pictures decreased after the brisk workout | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 It is commonly assumed that you can 'work up an appetite' with a vigorous workout.

Forget that long workout chaps: Men who exercise for half an hour a day lose more weight than those who train for twice as long

Forget that long workout chaps: Men who exercise for half an hour a day lose more weight than those who train for twice that time By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:45 GMT, 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 00:34 GMT, 23 August 2012 Resolving to exercise and shift a few extra pounds can leave most of us feeling like we’re in for a long, hard slog before we get to enjoy any weight loss.

More than half of over-50s admit they are overweight yet a third do no exercise at all, study finds

More than half of over-50s admit they are overweight yet a third do no exercise at all, study finds One in five adults said their weight is their biggest physical concern | UPDATED: 08:56 GMT, 23 July 2012 The most popular form of exercise was walking but one in seven said they enjoyed swimming Just over half of over 50s admit they are overweight yet one in three does not exercise at all, according to a new study.

Why young girls are getting fatter: They manage just 17minutes of exercise a day

Why young girls are getting fatter: They manage just 17 minutes of exercise a day Children only get a third of recommended exercise a dayGirls less active than boys by the age of eight | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 21 June 2012 Many young girls only get 17 minutes of exercise a day, research suggests.

Popular children get more exercise than their peers

Why popular children are top of the class when it comes to exercise Each additional friend was linked to 10 minutes of extra activity at weekends | UPDATED: 10:21 GMT, 7 May 2012 Social butterflies at school are more physically active than their less popular classmates, according to a new study.

The lazy sex? Women less likely to get daily 30mins of exercise than men

The lazy sex Women get half as much daily exercise as men Women putting themselves at greater risk of depression and metabolic syndrome, warn experts | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 11 April 2012 It's a study sure to ruffle feathers in many a household – researchers have found women are far less likely to exercise for 30 minutes every day than men.