Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Walking on legs, a healthy step away Diabetes and Heart Disease

Are you are a lazy sport? If so, then the walk is a useful alternative to exercise no less effective. A study revealed, on foot making walking an optimal metabolism.

As is known, the body's metabolism is not working normally associated with a number of factors trigger the risk of heart disease and diabetes such as overweight, high blood pressure, lack of good cholesterol.

Researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Peter T. Katzmarzyk states, the existence of a number of factors make individuals more susceptible trigger rather than someone who does not have a trigger factor.

"Many individuals who are overweight are having problems with her metabolism, but for individuals with normal weight also experienced the same problem," he said as quoted from HealthDay, last weekend.

Earlier, in the year 2005-2006, together with his colleagues noted Katzmakzyk 1446 daily records of adults, average age 47.5 years old. Participants with a note accelerometer (a device that measures how far a person walking) is divided into three groups.

The first group, individuals who walked less than 5000 steps per day, second, individuals who walked on average between 5000 to 9000 per day and the third step, individuals who walked an average of more than 10,000 steps per day.

After the record of each participant, the researcher then saw a number of factors such as sex and age accompanist. From the findings the researchers note, more than 56 percent of which has a number of steps a little problem with her metabolism. However, 13 percent of the individuals who diligently walk also experienced the same problem. Overall, one third of participants had problems with her metabolism.

Meanwhile, in the second group, researchers recorded more than 40 percent of participants in both groups have the possibility to avoid a metabolic disorder. Whereas in the third group, as many as 72 percent of the participants the possibility to avoid a metabolic disorder.

Researchers also recorded every 1000 additional steps contributed to the decline 8-13 percent fat in the waist, decreasing bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. "There is a kind of trend there (the research). The research is not just a magic number, Something is better than none at all, dab something more certainly a lot better," he said.

Separately, researchers from the University of Tennessee, David R. Bassett Jr. said the new study showed significant results because of more stringent than previous research when exploring the relationship between walking and metabolic disorders.

"Any record of a person's step is very important for their health care. Researchers measure the current record is done, not on how fast you run. However, sauntering good for your health," he concluded.


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