Did you know that a brisk 30-minute walk every day could help the body improve the use of its own insulin and ward off diabetes?
Studies show that, no matter what the activity is, increased activity leads to insulin sensitivity improvement. People who exercise moderately and regularly are less likely to have insulin-related problems.
Adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. Moderate, physical activity can be as simple as walking briskly. Research shows that the combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise, managing your weight and staying clear of tobacco have significant health benefits.
Here are some tips to make sure you keep you moving regularly:
- Take the stairs instead of using lifts.
- Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner (or both!)Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.
- Walk or cycle instead of driving short distances.
- Park further away from your office or home and walk the extra distance.
- Wear your walking shoes and walk around shopping malls particularly in hot weather.