How Many Steps Does It Take to Balance Out the Effects of Soda?

We know soda is bad for us| but just how bad? You can measure it in miles| says Self.

If you’re a soda drinker| you’ve probably been clued in to its bad effects by about every person/news article/TV ad| etc. that you’ve come across. You get it soda is capital B-A-D for you. But you probably also know that no matter how much horrible news you hear| you’ll still have that craving| at least every once and a while| for the familiar fizz and enjoyable pop of opening a fresh bottle. Okay| okay| the super cute polar bears don’t hurt either (I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to those Christmas commercials).

And while that pop will never be healthy| a recent study published in The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition?found that there is a way to counteract its consequences. Meaning: yes| you really can have your soda and drink it| too.

Among those who drank two servings of soda each day| researchers found that walking 12|000 steps a day prevented increases in cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Both of which| when high| can raise your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.?

So here’s the deal if you can’t resist a Diet Coke every now and then| put on your Fitbit and count your steps before you call it a day.?

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