If you’re at risk for developing diabetes and want to lower that risk, it may be as simple as going for a short walk every day.
The University of Washington and University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 1,800 people who wore pedometers for a week and had an average body mass index of 32, which signifies obesity. People who walked between 5,400 and 7,799 steps each day had a 26 percent lower risk of diabetes compared with people who walked less than 3,500 steps. And people who walked 7,800 or more steps each day had a 23 percent lower risk of diabetes.
This isn’t the first time walking has been shown to ward off diabetes. The American Diabetes Association suggests people should walk 5 miles, or 10,000 steps, per day. If that sounds overwhelming, start with a comfortable pace – even as little as 10 minutes a day – and gradually add more time every week until you get to about 30 to 45 minutes every day.
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