Stated on About.com http://walking.about.com/od/diabetes/a/diabetes0505.htm
38 minutes or 4,400 steps a day
Seems overwhelming but in actuality it is as simple as Nordic Walking around the block and listening to only ten songs. Starting an exercise program will not only help maintain weight or weigh loss but also reduce your risk of heart disease, improve cholesterol and on average save your $288 a year in health care costs.
The benefits of Nordic Walking are the key to enjoying your exercise program and controlling your Diabetes. To show how significant Nordic Walking may be to your health and wallet, here are the quick facts shown on About.com.
Walking for 90 minutes a day not only showed a 25% decrease in patients needing insulin therapy, but a reduction in medical costs by over $1,200 per year. On the other end, those who preferred to go to work, come home and then sit on the couch all night, saw their health care costs rise over $500 along with their insulin levels, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
Nordic Walking is a great way to improve your health, prevent and control Type II Diabetes and save you money.
How many steps have you done today?