Steps to Avoid Diabetes

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NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many of us have an aversion to exercise. But just moving more in your daily life can cut the chances of getting type two diabetes which is epidemic in our sedentary society.

New research looked at middle-aged women. Those who took fewer than 6,000 steps a day were two and a half times more likely to have type two diabetes or metabolic syndrome which is pre-diabetes.  That's compared to women who took more than 6,000 steps a day. The study is in the journal "Menopause."

FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean has tips to help you get in those steps.

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