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Does Walking Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes

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Does Walking Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes
If you hate exercise, worry about you or your spouse developing diabetes, walking helps.

Would you like a simple strategy to lower your risk of developing diabetes type 2. As described in the June 20 issue of diabetes care, researches evaluated the risk of developing diabetes in a group with low physical activity. After 5 years of observation, they noted that the group who took fewer than 3500 steps per day had a 17% risk of developing Diabetes compared with 12% risk for the group that took more than 3500 steps per day. This study shows even small amounts of mild exercise can make a big difference.

DSK comment-- For those that hate to exercise: the exercise does not have to be done at one time. Little things such as walking around the house during TV commercials, pacing while on the phone, etc. may lower the risk.

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