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Why Walking To Work is More Than Just Good Exercise. Slip your heels or loafers into your bag, and lace up those walking shoes. Assuming the distance between your home and workplace allows for it, there’s a whole slew of reasons to take a more active approach to your commute. (And yes, even ‘burbs-dwellers can reap the benefits by parking a little farther away from work and walking the rest of the way!) Check out our list below, and tell us in the comments — do you walk or bike to work? Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Study: Eating High-Fat Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk. High-fat diets have been enjoying excellent press lately. Earlier this month a study was published showing that low-carb diets outperform low-fat diets for both weight loss and heart health. This week, a new study suggests that people eating high-fat dairy products are at significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes than those eating less dairy. Read more at www.forbes.com.

Beating Back Risk of Diabetes. This year, nearly two million American adults and more than 5,000 children and adolescents will learn they have a potentially devastating, life-shortening, yet largely preventable disease: Type 2 diabetes. They will join 29.1 million Americans who already have diabetes.Diabetes and its complications are responsible for nearly 200,000 deaths a year; the fatality rate among affected adults is 50 percent higher than among similar people without diabetes. Alarmingly, recent studies even have linked diabetes to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Even people with above-average blood glucose levels, but not diabetes, have an elevated risk. Read more at www.nytimes.com.