Walking briskly instead of jogging was found more effective for the people with pre-diabetes. Brisk walk should be done on a regular found a new study.
The findings are the result of a six-month study of 150 participants, each of whom was designated as having pre-diabetes based on elevated fasting glucose levels. Study participants were randomised into four groups and followed different exercise patterns.
The programme requires cutting calories, eating a low-fat diet, and exercising. Study participants in this group adopted the diet changes, and performed moderate-intensity exercise equivalent to 12 km of brisk walking in a week.
Other study participants were randomly assigned to receive exercise only, using different amounts and intensities — low—amount at moderate intensity; high-amount at moderate intensity; and high-amount at vigorous intensity.
“We know the benefits of lifestyle changes from the DPP, but it is difficult to get patients to do even one behaviour, not to mention three,” said William Kraus, professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in the US. The study was published in the journal Diabetologia.