Living with Fatty Liver and NASH
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does avoiding long periods sitting still (sedentary behaviour) help prevent buildup of fat in the liver?

some new research seems to suggest that not moving around much is really bad for your liver and causes fat to build up in the liver. This study suggests that it's worse for your liver if you stay still (sitting) for long periods, even if you excercise during that day.

It's hard to move around if you have a desk job so maybe there needs to be some reminder to get up and take a short walk every 30 mins or every hour. Anyone have ideas for how to keep moving?

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I have a fitbit which has a feature on the app to encourage at least 250 steps every hour in a nine hour period. This is in addition to my 10,000 steps target per day and serves to highlight long periods of sedentary behaviour. Once I realised the times when I was less likely to move, it was easier to ensure that I did the required steps. Sometimes, one doesn't realise that one hasn't moved for a while, especially when one achieves the daily steps target.

Personally, I don't like the new fitbit app interface, instead preferring the old one, however, having something to serve as a reminder of my pattern of movement is helping me. I am now so much more aware and for me that's not a bad thing.


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