If you haven't already been including a walking program as part of a healthy overall lifestyle, besides the usual great reasons for doing so, perhaps the findings from this study I saw mentioned in the current issue of Women's Health magazine will get you lacing up your sneakers pronto.
According to a Medicine & Science In Sports Exercise study, those who walked 3 to nearly 9 miles per week cut their likelihood of needing diabetes medication by 23% over those who walked less than 3 miles per week.
Also interesting was that taking just one long weekly walk of 4 to 5 miles was enough to reduce the need for cholesterol medication by one-third, and blood pressure medication by 28% over those whose longest weekly walk was 2.5 miles.
According to the principal investigator, Paul Williams, Ph.D., the reason for the reduced need for diabetes medication, cholesterol medication and blood pressure medication when taking longer walks appears to be tied to maintaining a healthier weight, and can increase insulin sensitivity which is protective against diabetes.
We're not talking marathons here. The prescription to lower your chances of having to take diabetes medication, cholesterol medication and blood pressure medication, may just be as easy as logging an average of a mile an a quarter a day walking, and then, when you have more time, one day a week where you have a walk that totals 4 miles. This is a walking program just about everyone can fit in their schedule, or work towards achieving!
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