How to prevent and treat diabetes? Walk to work. Are you out of your mind? How could you, that too in the hot sun? Well, nothing is impossible. So, reap the great health benefits of walking to your work. It is the oldest form of exercise. By far, it is also the safest activity that people can do on a daily basis without spending an extra hour to attain and maintain fitness. To prevent diabetes, reduce its severity and potential complications, walking is the best natural remedy.

Distance and travel time in urban areas pose a problem when it comes to commuting around, be it to work, to the market or other places. However, if your work place is in the vicinity, it’s always better to walk it out than to travel by car and get caught in a traffic jam. Even if it is far off, try to commute by public transport so as to give yourself a chance to walk from home to the station or bus stop and from the station to your office.

If you prefer to travel by your own vehicle, try to park it at a distance from your work place and walk down. Take the stairs instead of elevators and escalators. You may also take short walking breaks with your colleagues during lunch and tea time. All walking sessions may dramatically boost your energy level and fight fat, heart problems and diabetes miraculously.

A 2007 analysis conducted on pre diabetes, overweight or obese people showed that those who walked regularly had a 30 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.