31 Jul '16, 2pm

Lace up your sneakers, grab a friend, and head outside for some heart-healthy brisk walking:

Lace up your sneakers, grab a friend, and head outside for some heart-healthy brisk walking:

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Brisk walking may be more effective than jogging in controlling blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes, a new study suggests. People with prediabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels but not so high that it’s full-blown diabetes. The “gold standard” approach to diabetes prevention involves weight loss, diet and exercise. “We know the benefits of lifestyle changes … but it is difficult to get patients to do even one behavior, not to mention three,” said study author Dr. William Kraus. So he and his colleagues wanted to know if exercise alone could achieve similar benefits. “When faced with the decision of trying to do weight loss, diet and exercise versus exercise alone, the study indicates you can achieve nearly 80 percent of the effect of doing all three with just a high amount of moderate-intensity exercise,” s...

Full article: http://news.health.com/2016/07/21/brisk-walking-may-help-...

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