If you would like to prevent or lower your risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes then you should walk to your office. According to a new study conducted in the United Kingdom, those who walk to their office instead of using transport vehicles like cards, motor cycles are at lower risk of getting affected by diabetes.
The study was conducted by researchers of Imperial College London and University College London. They have studied 20,000 Britons.
They also found that people who go to their office on their bicycles are at half lesser risk of getting affected by Diabetes and Hypertension compared to those who walk.
It is not a hidden fact that people who follow sedentary life style are at lower risk of getting affected by Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. However this study was aimed at finding more evidence which supports the theory. However they did not released any new theory regarding the biological link between walking and Diabetes.
They revealed 19% of their subjects who were driving to their office are obese compared to 15 percent of individuals who walk and 13 percent those who bicycle to their office. Obesity is already a known risk factor for decades, directly related to hypertension and diabetes.
The study was headed by Anthony Laverty of School of Public Health at Imperial College London. In a statement released by Mr. Laverty he said, “This study highlights that building physical activity into the daily routine by walking, cycling or using public transport to get to work is good for personal health,”
Anthony Laverty also said, “The variations between regions suggest that infrastructure and investment in public transport, walking and cycling can play a large role in encouraging healthy lives, and that encouraging people out of the car can be good for them as well as the environment.”