People at high risk of diabetes, would benefit from walking more throughout the day.
A Study by Dr.Amanda Fretts, a researcher at the university of Wasington in Seattle, showed that even light activity is associated with a lower risk of diabetes, and increased physical activity may prevent weight gain and promote weight loss, a major determinant of diabetes risk.
Conclusion of the study:
Modest levels of physical activity are associated with a lower risk of incident diabetes, compared with lower levels of activity.
Fretts, AM, 2012. Modest Levels of Physical Activity Are Associated With a Lower Incidence of Diabetes in a Population With a High Rate of Obesity. Diabetes Care