An Extra 2,000 Steps Helps in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Regular exercise is a word that is slowly being vanishing from dictionary of common people in this modern era. According to a new report by researchers, walking plays a crucial role in part of daily exercises. They reported that taking extra 2,000 steps in every day exercise can help people with glucose-tolerance problems cut their heart attack or stroke risk. According to researchers from the University of Leicester, walking little more steps in a day helps in reducing risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by 8%.

Thomas Yates, from the University of Leicester, said that people suffering with IGT have a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This research has been concluded as the first one to specifically quantify the extent of change in walking behavior linked with that of risk of heart disease, strokes, and cardiovascular-related deaths.

A survey was conducted by researchers; they reported that an estimation of 334 million people is affected by IGT across the world. This rate is equal to 7.9% of the global population. It has been expected that this rate will increase to 472 million by 2030.

In their survey, researchers found that more than 9,300 participants in 40 countries, who were suffering with IGT were also been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.