New study points to importance of daily activity

Walkabout yoga combines both yoga and hiking for an outdoor fitness adventure.
Walkabout yoga combines both yoga and hiking for an outdoor fitness adventure.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Millions of Americans try to make it a point to get to the gym for a daily workout, but that strategy might not be the most effective when it comes to your overall health in a new study. The benefits of exercise is already known to be a key factor in reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

The Centers for Disease Control says your level of daily activity is of greater importance than making a quick daily trip to the gym.

So, doing things like taking the stairs instead of an elevator or parking a distance away from your job so you have to walk a few extra steps, can make a bigger difference in your long term health than you think. The CDC recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.

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