New study: Walking after meals can lower blood sugar and reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

[Global Times Comprehensive Report] The latest research shows that walking after meals can lower blood sugar and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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According to the British “Daily Mail” report on August 7, researchers from the University of Limerick in Ireland published a paper in the journal “Sports Medicine” comparing the effects of sitting, standing and walking on health indicators. effects, including insulin and blood sugar levels. The study found that walking a little after a meal was enough to improve blood sugar levels compared to sitting. When the subjects took a walk after a meal, their blood sugar fluctuations were more moderate. Research experts say it’s ideal to start walking 60 to 90 minutes after a meal, when blood sugar levels typically peak and muscles can get energy from food. (Liu Ming)