Blood Sugar

Walk this way to improve blood sugar

If you are working to control high blood sugar, then you probably know that walking can help. A new study shows us that when we walk can make a difference. Get this:

Researchers asked 41 participants with type 2 diabetes to walk 30 minutes per day. Half were instructed to do one daily 30-minute walk, while the other half were told to do a 10-minute walk after each main meal. They did this for two weeks, and guess what:

Walking 10 minutes after each main meal is significantly better than walking 30 minutes all at once.

The researchers suggest that post-dinner walks may be especially beneficial, because that’s when people tend to eat the most carbohydrate and also tend to be most sedentary.

So give it a try and enjoy the summer evenings outside. If you’d like to read the full article, it’s here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00125-016-4085-2

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