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Increasing the Number of Steps Taken Per Day Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

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If you?ve been paying attention to your health care provider during your regular check ups over the course of the last several years, you probably already know that regular exercise has plenty of benefits.? What you might not be aware of is just how much of an impact some very simple changes in your lifestyle can have in preventing serious health conditions.

A new study of nearly 600 Australian adults reveals that the simple act of increasing the daily number of steps taken to about 10,000 can have a profound effect on weight loss and insulin sensitivity. That may sound like a lot of activity to tackle but 10,000 steps is only a distance of about two miles for the average person and the activity doesn?t have to be completed all at once.

By taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to the store instead of driving and taking an after dinner stroll every day you can add a substantial amount of activity to your daily routine.By gradually adding steps per day and slowly building up to the ultimate goal of 10,000 you can improve your cardiovascular health and achieve and maintain a healthy weight and BMI.

Consult your health care provider prior to implementing any changes in your current activity level to ensure that you?ll be on the safest and most productive path to your weight loss goals.

 

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