Sarah Jessica Parker and the ladies might want to head over to the Walking Store and skip past Manolo Blahnik this holiday season.
New research shows that habitual physical activity that adds up to moving 6,000 or more steps a day may protect women’s health in midlife, because, whether through formal exercises or just the activities of daily life, this level of activity is linked to a lower risk for developing diabetes and metabolic syndrome in midlife women.
This was the finding of new research from Brazil published in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease risk factors, including but not limited to, large waist, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, that can also be a precursor to full blown type 2diabetes.
There is plenty of evidence that structured exercise is tied to health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, but this study suggests that habitual physical activity, whether through exercising or just having an active life, is enough to improve women’s health in midlife.
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