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2 Minutes Walk around Office could help Keep Diabetes at Bay

By  , Agency News
Jul 04, 2013
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According to a new study, it has been suggested that taking a short stroll around the office every half hour could save you from the misery of diabetes. The best way to benefit your health is to take short breaks from your office desk for walkabout than a brisk 30-minute walk before work.

Lifestyle changes can actually reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, which is reaching epidemic proportions in Britain, said Anthony Barnett; Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He also added that short bursts of regular exercise in people with sedentary occupations appear to be at least good way of maintaining good health.

Researchers at Otago University in New Zealand found that those who regularly take break in every half hour in their office hours and walked for just one minute and 40 seconds had lower blood sugar and insulin levels. Increased sugar and insulin readings are warning signs that type 2 diabetes, which may also lead to heart disease and stroke. But the latest findings show that brief walkabouts could be all that is needed to lower the risks. The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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