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Short Post-Meal Walks Can Decrease Diabetes Risk in Elderly

BBC News reports on a new study showing that a 15-minute walk after each meal could decrease the risk of diabetes in the elderly by fighting the sharp spikes in blood sugar that come after eating. The study found three 15-minute walks were as effective at reducing blood sugar over a 24-hour period as one 45-minute walk of the same ‘easy-to-moderate’ pace. But walking after food was ‘significantly more effective’ at ‘blunting the potentially damaging elevations in post-meal blood sugar commonly observed in older people.’”

Read it in BBC News.

Read the study in Diabetes Care.