New studies suggest that people who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods.
Get Moving! It`s easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine. Walk, bike or jog to see friends. Take a 10-minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV. Climb stairs instead of taking an escalator or elevator. Try to do these things for a total of 30 minutes every day.
Taking a break to walk every 20 minutes instead of staying seated for hours helps reduce the body`s levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a study -- the latest to highlight the hazards of long periods of inactivity.
Organsied by the NGO CanSupport, the walk aimed to sensitise people about the growing threat of cancer and the need to face this challenge by aiding the growth of services that help people cope with the aftermath.