Walking can help cut chance of developing diabetes by half

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In tests carried out on high risk of diabetes volunteers, those who walked for just half an hour a day for a year, dramatically reduced their risk of developing diabetes.

The test subjects were split into three groups:

  1. Control group given a short information leaflet.
  2. Group given a three hour lecture on the disease.
  3. A Group given the three hour lecture PLUS were given a pedometer and helped to set targets.

After one year, those in group three saw their blood sugar levels fall by 15%, whereas neither of the other two groups saw any significant falls.

The use of a pedometer in this test is significant, because this type of simple tool can help with motivation and allows subjects to monitor their own progress in a measured way.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/kate-devlin/6918062/Using-a-pedometer-can-cut-chance-of-developing-diabetes-by-half.html

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Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.