Short walks may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

A new study says even a short walk after meals can help lower an older person’s risk of the disease.

We know that exercise, a healthy diet and normal body mass index can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. A new study says even a short walk after meals can help lower an older person’s risk of the disease.

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services completed the study using a small group of seniors who were already at risk for Type 2 diabetes because of their sedentary lifestyles and higher than normal resting blood sugar levels.

Researchers found that a moderately paced 15-minute walk after meals was better than a 45-minute walk some other time during the day. The study found that the short walk after meals helped lower spikes in blood sugar that happen after our stomachs fill up.

The worst thing to do, according to their research, is to rest after a meal. Those who get up and walk around the block are more likely to reduce their elevated blood sugar. And continuous periods of elevated blood sugar is a pre-diabetic condition that, over time, can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

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