Author(s): Hill JO, Stuht J, Wyatt HR, Regensteiner JG
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Abstract Obesity and type-2 diabetes can be considered diseases of physical inactivity. Physically activity protects against type-2 diabetes through its positive effects on weight management and on the metabolic pathways involved in glycemic control that are not weight-dependent. Increasing physical activity is one of the most effective strategies both for preventing type-2 diabetes and for managing it once it is present. However, we still face an enormous challenge in getting people to achieve sustainable increases in physical activity. A promising strategy is to get people walking more, starting small and increasing gradually over time.
This article was published in Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Clin Perform Programme
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access