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Walk Breaks Can Improve Glucose Control

Getting up for short walk breaks during a long day of sitting may help with blood glucose control, a study found. Researchers enrolled 19 overweight adults without diabetes and had them sit uninterrupted for five hours during one day. Another day, participants took two-minute walks every 20 minutes. At the end of the five hours, participants drank a high-calorie beverage. On days that participants took walk breaks, their blood glucose levels didn't rise as high after the liquid meal as they did on days of uninterrupted sitting.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online Feb. 28, 2012

Safety note: Check with your health care provider before making big changes in your exercise plan, which could require adjustments in your meds, foods, or other treatment.


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