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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Postmeal Strolls Lower Blood Glucose

For better blood glucose control, scientists recommend taking a short walk after you eat. Researchers brought 10 obese older adults at risk for type 2 diabetes into their lab over a period of months to complete three different exercises—a 45-minute morning walk, a 45-minute afternoon walk, and 15-minute walks after each of three meals. Both walking in the morning and after each meal improved 24-hour blood glucose control. But only taking short, post-meal strolls lowered blood glucose significantly three hours after dinner. Getting the best results from shorter, more frequent walks is positive news for older adults who may have a harder time exercising for long stretches.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online June 11, 2013

 
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