A 2017 study shows that taking short breaks from sitting after eating, improves the health of diabetics by reducing bad fats in their bloodstream. The researchers compared sitting continuously to getting up from sitting to walk around or do simple exercises. Both options for getting up reduced bad fats in the blood, but interestingly, only walking also increased a good fat in the blood called phosphatidyl serine (PS). PS helps with memory and focus. So for diabetics, after a meal walk around periodically to improve your health and your brain!
Grace MS, Dempsey PC, Sethi P, Mundra PA, Mellett NA, Weir JM, Owen N, Dunstan DW, Meikle PJ, Kingwell BA. Breaking Up Prolonged Sitting Alters the Postprandial Plasma Lipidomic Profile of Adults With Type 2 Diabetes.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jun 1;102(6):1991-1999.