I pulled this excerpt from the American Diabetes Association website. The page is about prediabetes and the prevention of Type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes.) It is amazing the difference 30 minutes of exercise a day can make! With this information at hand, think of all the other health issues which can be resolved by forming healthy eating habits and exercising.
“Research shows that you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58% by:
- Losing 7% of your body weight (or 15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds)
- Exercising moderately (such as brisk walking) 30 minutes a day, five days a week
Don’t worry if you can’t get to your ideal body weight. Losing even 10 to 15 pounds can make a huge difference.” (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/?loc=DropDownDB-prediabetes)