Dec 31, 2013 5:56 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Increasing number of steps walked in a day decreases risk of heart disease

The New Year is a great excuse to start an exercise regimen.

A new study suggests simply increasing the number of steps walked in a day can help people at risk for Type 2 Diabetes cut some of their health risks.

Researchers looked at data on adults with Impaired Glucose Tolerance, which is a form of pre-diabetes. All of the adults wore pedometers to measure how much they walked for a year.

Researchers found walking 2,000 extra steps a day cut a person's risk for heart disease by eight percent.



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