Walking 15 Minutes After Eating Can Control Blood Sugar

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Recent studies mentions, there is one way to control blood sugar. That is walking for for 15 minutes after eating. This helps lower blood sugar for a 24 hour period which is the equivalent of walking for 45 minutes. The speed required for this walk is from leisurely to moderate speed. Thus a study conducted by Loretta DiPietro, Ph.D., MPH, head of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Department of Exercise Science.

Researchers said the muscle contractions that occur during the short walk away being able to overcome the accumulated blood sugar after a meal. These findings into an effective way in lowering the risk of diabetes among people who could potentially experience it.

Quoted by the Huffington Post, this study involves the study participants were healthy but at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are not a lot of exercise and their sugar content exceeding normal limits even after fasting.

Participants stayed for two days in a room that has a calorie counter (calorimeter). They perform a series of exercises. The first day, the participants do not walk around at all. The second day, they walk around 15 minutes after eating, walking 45 minutes at 10:30 am, and walk 45 minutes in the afternoon.

As a result, the participants get the best blood sugar control when they are 15-minute walk after dinner. After dinner is often a spike in blood sugar which is quite large and ended on the next day. And, with a walk after eating can prevent that.

The study is published in the journal Diabetes Care.