Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Diabetes Health Reference Charts
Type 1 Issues Archives
Print | Email | Share | Comments (0)

A Bit of Exercise, But a Lot of Benefit


Oct 12, 2007

There's been a plethora of research lately documenting the health benefits of any sort of exercise, no matter how modest. The most recent documents a twelve-week study of 106 sedentary middle-aged folks who were assigned to one of three regimens: walking thirty minutes three days a week; walking thirty minutes five days a week; or doing nothing at all.

The walkers were even allowed to break their thirty-minute stints up into three bouts of ten minutes long. Really, you can't get much easier than that.

In both walking groups, systolic blood pressure and waist circumference fell significantly and "functional capacity" increased.

For the non-walkers, on the other hand, nothing changed. Even a small reduction in blood pressure and waist circumference can lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and who couldn't use a bit more functional capacity? It's a pretty good payoff for a mere half-hour three times a week.

Sources: Medline Plus
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, September 2007


Categories: Exercise, Professional Issues, Type 1 Issues



You May Also Be Interested In...


Click Here To View Or Post Comments

Oct 12, 2007

©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.