Walking more can decrease diabetes risk
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC) – Elevated blood sugars, especially after meals, can lead to diabetes.
Doctors expect to see more cases of the disease as overweight people age.
A study in the journal “Diabetes Care” finds that a 15-minute walk after each meal can lower blood sugar and the risk of diabetes.
Healthy adults whose average age was 70 were put on one of three exercise regimens:
- A 15-minute walk after each of three meals a day
- One 45-minute morning walk or
- One 45-minute afternoon walk
After-meal walks may be the most suitable for obese, middle-aged people with early signs of diabetes, or for older people who may be too frail for more prolonged exercise.
And they must be done at least three times a day to get the blood-sugar benefit.
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