Exercise for Health

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)

Tawnie Goodwin

2 thoughts on “Exercise for Health

  1. Great idea to walk if the person is able to. Some are not able to walk to lose weight. Nutrition will play a big part of losing weight. People need to focus on how, what, and amount they eat to lose weight. I am not a fast food candidate.

    1. Well said Robert! Thanks for checking out my post. I consider nutrition to account for about 80% of results seen in a weight loss regimen. Also, I think sleep, exercise, and stress reduction are invaluable.

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