Regular low-intensity physical activity has widespread health benefits. Waking after a meal for just 15m helps control blood glucose levels. 45m even more so!
“Postprandial blood glucose concentration is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, even at states well below hyperglycemic levels.”
“A previous study has shown that postmeal exercise of moderate intensity blunts the blood glucose increase after carbohydrate intake.”
This study concluded that,
“even slow postmeal walking can reduce the blood glucose response to a carbohydrate-rich meal.”
“The magnitude of this effect seems to be related to the duration of walking and to the magnitude of the postprandial blood glucose response when resting after a carbohydrate-rich meal.”
❇️ 15m of walking lowered the blood glucose values during walking and delayed the peak blood glucose value.
❇️ 40m of walking had an even more beneficial effect.
Posted to FB on 2022-09-13 00:01:48