A new study has linked how many steps a person takes each day to a variation in risk of metabolic syndromen, a common precursor of both diabetes and heart disease . The research team directly linked walking with better health, showing that even small steps can make a big difference.
Study co-author Peter Katzmarzyk at the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre claimed that: “you don’t have to be out there running marathons, you just have to incorporate physical activity such as walking into your lifestyle.”
The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Katzmarzyk continued: “If you have two, three or four risk factors, you may have a much higher risk of developing full-blown cardiovascular disease than someone who doesn’t. There was a trend all the way. It’s not that you reach some magical number. Something is better than nothing, and something more than that is even better.”

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