There's a lot more to diabetes than not being able to eat your favourite foods. It unleashes permanent damage on your organs - which can leave you on the sidelines, or worse...
If you’re getting on in years and you're concerned about keeping diabetes
away, one of the best thing to do is put on your walking shoes.
Keep diabetes away with a 15-minute walk...
A new study out of Washington, DC, has found that a short walk after every meal can be all you need to get your blood sugar
under control - and possibly keep diabetes away for good.
Ten volunteers with an average age of 70 and elevated blood sugar
, were asked to participate in regular exercise
routines to see how their blood sugar responded.
The results prove you don't have to sweat away at the gym or even endure long walks to benefit from exercise
. It turns out that just taking a 15-minute walk after every meal was much more effective at controlling blood sugar than a daily 45-minute stroll.
If you think about it - it does make sense. The after-meal period is when our blood sugar levels are more likely to spike... And, that walk you took at six in the morning may not be helping much after lunch or dinner when your insulin levels are dropping.
So, if the thought of spending hours on a treadmill or walking laps around the neighbourhood seems daunting or downright boring - you can now enjoy a 15-minute walk three times per day without any guilt.
Remember, the best way to beat diabetes is to never get it in the first place. If your blood sugar is elevated, don’t wait until it's too late.
Grab a friend, lace up those shoes and take three short walks a day. For more information on how to balance your blood sugar levels, take a look here...
And, if you're keen to get a little more active, get in touch with our fitness experts here...
These subtle signs could signal that you might need some help keeping your blood sugar in balance...
If ANY of these signs sound familiar, click here to discover how you can start giving your body the blood sugar support it needs.
Stubborn excess weight that hangs over your belt no matter what you do,
Urgent cravings for sweets, chocolates, chips... and all the other things on your doctor's "no-no" list,
Nasty mood swings that ruin your day (and the day of anyone unlucky enough to cross your path)
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