How Walking can Reduce your BMI and Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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Walking is one of the simplest types of exercises. It doesn’t require extensive equipment, it doesn’t require any training and it can be done by practically anyone. Although it’s a well known exercise with various benefits for health, additional discoveries have been made which prove walking can benefit us even more greatly when done in a regular fashion.

A recently published study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute reveals that walking can also help reduce BMI as well as increase sensitivity to insulin. The reduction of BMI or Body Mass Index has been publicised for a long time.  However, the findings that walking can also help improve insulin sensitivity is something new and should be considered especially by those who suffer from diabetes.

The author of the study believes that 10,000 steps on a daily basis should be enough to help a person improve their insulin sensitivity. Walking 10,000 steps is like walking five miles which should be very simple especially for those who are already working out.

Insulin sensitivity is a very important feature in our body. If your body has insulin resistance, your body will easily suffer diabetes. Insulin helps trigger the tissues in the body to absorb glucose. Without the ability to absorb glucose, the sugar level in the body increases and diabetes cannot be avoided.

Walking 10,000 steps on a daily basis may seem like a very challenging task but it’s a very healthy exercise with a wide variety of benefits.

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  1. What distance do 10,000 cover (so that I can make my calculations). I agree that walking is available to almost everyone. I like walking, provided I wear comfy shoes. I like climbing stairs and escalators. I feel guilty that I don’t go to the gym so instead I would rather do some walking.

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