Just 2 minutes of walking after eating can help blood sugar, study says – CTV

Sept. 2, 2022

For centuries, people in the sunny Mediterranean would get up after long, leisurely meals and take a walk, often to the town square to see neighbours and socialize. Walking is so much a part of that lifestyle it is listed as a foundation of the über-healthy Mediterranean diet.

That may be one of the reasons studies have found the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and some cancers — all the while strengthening bones, improving brain health, warding off dementia and depression and helping with healthy weight loss.

Now you can add another reason to take a post-meal stroll — it may lower your blood sugar.

That excursion doesn’t need to take up a huge amount of your time either: Walking as little as two to five minutes after a meal can do the trick, according to a 2022 study in the journal Sports Medicine.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/just-2-minutes-of-walking-after-eating-can-help-blood-sugar-study-says-1.6053026

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