A recent study published in the journal Sports Medicine found that walking after a meal has amazing health benefits. Not only does walking after a meal aid in digestion, but scientists have also found that going for a 15-minute walk after a meal can reduce blood sugar levels, which can help ward off complications such as Type 2 diabetes. Moreso, light walking after a meal, in increments of as little as two to five minutes, had a significant impact in moderating blood sugar levels.

This is especially helpful for those living with diabetes. Avoiding sharp ups and downs in blood sugar levels is a critical component in managing diabetes. It’s also thought that sharp spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels can contribute to developing Type 2 diabetes.

Here are tips for walking after meals for best results:

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