Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Steps A Day Lead To Better Health

“Walk a little, and your body will thank you. Walk a lot, and it will really thank you. That's the message of a new study that links taking more steps in a day to a lower risk of an extremely common condition known as metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes. The research only shows a connection between more walking and better health -- it doesn't prove that simply walking more will make you healthier. Still, the findings suggest that ‘you don't have to be out there running marathons,’ said study co-author Peter T. Katzmarzyk, a professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. Instead, ‘you just have to incorporate physical activity such as walking into your lifestyle,’ he said...

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