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Leicester BRC looking for participants for Up for 5 study

Most people are aware that being physically active is good for our health. What most people don’t know is that sitting down for long periods of our day is also bad for us. Sitting for prolonged periods increases our risk of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes or heart problems.

Reducing the time spent sitting down and minimising the length of each sitting ‘bout’ has been shown to improve the way our bodies control blood sugar levels, which could reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The UP FOR 5 study aims to investigate whether replacing sitting time with regular movement throughout the day improves health markers. The Leicester Biomedical Research Centre is looking for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or with type 2 diabetes but are not currently taking any medication for it.

Participants in the study will follow an intervention aimed at reducing total sitting time and to increase movement breaks throughout their day. They will have regular contact with the study team to monitor their behaviour and makers of health, such as blood glucose and weight.

For more information, please contact the study team on 0116 258 4874 or email