Walking 2,000 Steps a Day Reduces Heart Attack Risk for Pre-Diabetics: Study

WalkingA new study has come up with findings that suggest walking 2,000 steps everyday for a year cuts the risk of having heart attack or stroke. It could also be said that walking for 20 minutes a day for a year reduces the risk of the same diseases. These significant findings of the study were revealed by researchers on Friday.

It was found by the international study of people with a condition called impaired glucose tolerance, which is precursor to diabetes, that the 8% risk of serious heart illness is reduced by taking an extra 2,000 steps a day over one year.

According to experts, around 344 million people are affected by IGT worldwide. And there is no respite in future as it is expected that the disease will affect 472 million by 2030. Growing population and age and unhealthy diets are the major contributors of the disease.

Thomas Yates of Britain's University of Leicester led the research. He was of the view that IGT increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people.

It is very important for people to understand that their sedentary lifestyle could make them really sick. It has been suggested by several studies previously that physical activity is highly beneficial for people with IGT.