Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Here are two easy activities you can introduce into your daily life that could have a big impact on your health: if you’re sitting around at the office or home most of the time, get up and walk for just two minutes every hour, and replace one sugary drink every day for water or an unsweetened cup of tea or coffee.
Just walking for two minutes every hour reduces your risk of a premature death by a third, while cutting out one sweetened drink a day will lower your chances of developing diabetes by as much as 25 per cent, two separate studies have found.
In the exercise study, the researchers were surprised that such a modest change could have such a large benefit. Previous studies had emphasised the importance of moderate and intensive exercises and for longer periods.