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A new British study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that people who walk to work have around 40% lower chance of diabetes. The study tracked 20,000 workers across the UK.
Diabetes is a major risk factor in Australia’s biggest killer: cardiovascular disease.
Interestingly, this study showed benefits to all modes of “active travel”, including taking public transportation.
Even the smallest difference to your daily routine can have long-term benefits to your health. Similarly, it’s easy to lose track of just how many hours we spend sitting.
Any exercise is better than no exercise, and generally speaking, the more the better. In a time-poor world, how could we add more movement and activity into our everyday tasks and lives?
Employers can help employees get into the habit of doing more exercise by implementing employee exercise programs. Ideally such exercise programs would be ongoing, but even shorter programs can still be of benefit because doing some exercise in the workplace may be exactly what an employee needs in order to start a habit of exercise away from the workplace.