The next time you have a good meal and think of plopping down on the couch afterward, consider this. According to a new study published in the journal Sports Medicine, going for a 15-minute walk after a meal can reduce blood sugar levels, warding off diseases like Type 2 diabetes.

Anyone, especially those who suffer from diabetes, can benefit greatly from walking after a meal, avoiding sharp fluctuations in blood sugar levels, which is a critical part of managing this illness.

When to Walk After a Meal

A short walk within 60 to 90 minutes of eating can be most effective in minimizing blood sugar spikes.

In addition, other types of physical activity, including doing housework, can have positive effects on reducing blood sugar and on your overall health.

Can’t get outside and have a treadmill at home? Check out one of our favorite treadmill walking workouts.

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