Daily Walking May Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk for Pre-Diabetics
Walking in a winter wonderland – or anywhere – could help strengthen your heart and guard against cardiovascular disease, according to a recently published study. Researchers in the UK have released their study on cardiovascular disease in pre-diabetics in the latest issue of The Lancet medical journal.
The research team found that patients diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance, a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes, reduced their risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke by up to eight percent. This was achieved by performing moderate exercise for at least 20 minutes a day.
The patients in the study wore pedometers to track their daily walking habits and found that those who increased their daily steps by 2,000 per day saw a 10 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease over the course of one year. Cardiovascular disease is related to several other health conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
Simple actions like walking help get the blood flowing and your heart working while requiring little impact on your daily routine. Moderate exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous to be beneficial, and many doctors suggest that regular physical activity can benefit all parts of your body.
Aside from exercise, diet and managing stress are other key components to a healthy lifestyle that may help reduce your overall risk of adverse medical conditions.
Heart disease is a major concern for patients managing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes conditions. If these health conditions become severe and impair your ability to work and perform substantial gainful activity, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
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