Make time in your schedule to take a walk, every day! Physical activity lowers blood sugar and boosts your sensitivity to insulin. A landmark 16-year study by Harvard School of Public Health, found that brisk daily walking reduces risk of type 2 diabetes by 30%
How many steps should you take every day? Your ultimate goal should be around 10,000 steps per day. The average person’s stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. A reasonable goal for most people is to increase average daily steps each week by 500 per day until you can easily average 10,000 per day. Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to track your steps each day. Put it on when you get up in the morning and wear it until bed time.
Take a walk with your spouse, child, or friend ~ Walk the dog ~ Use the stairs instead of the elevator ~ Park farther from the store ~ Plan a walking meeting