Type 2 Diabetes - the Underrated Benefits of a 1-Hour Walk

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Walking is greatly underestimated as a form of physical activity. Frankly and concisely, walking is a very potent form of exercise. And exercise is a must for Type 2 diabetics needing to lower their blood sugar, lose weight and keep it off. Whether walking is the best method of exercise is up for debate: running for instance will always burn more calories than walking will. But, running is also not for everyone. Walking on the other hand is. What are some of the benefits of going for a 1-hour walk? 1. Walking provides a kick-start to weight loss. Going for a walk in the evening may not shed calories as efficiently as an intense incline run on the treadmill but it still will provide a necessary push towards burning some of the stubborn belly fat. Additionally, to increase the amount of fat loss, walk on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Your body will rely entirely on its fat stores for energy, directly burning fat in the process. 2. Walking is exercise that strengthens and revitalizes your heart and body. A 1-hour walk is a potent form of physical activity, so much it strengthens your heart and blood vessels, improving their function. Regular walks have been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels and keep blood pressure under control. Not to mention significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetics will be glad to hear any form of regular exercise, especially walking, will aid them greatly in lowering and managing their blood sugar levels. 3. It's easy on your joints. Running is undoubtedly a better form of exercise than walking, as far as calorie-burning goes. But not everyone has the ability to run from the get-go. What's more, is why should you run regularly, when you can walk instead? Walking is easy on your joints. Running on the other hand, on a long enough timeline will wear down your joints. Knee pain and

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