Do This to Control Your Blood Sugar


Stephen Holt, Timonium personal trainer

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It’s natural and normal for your blood sugar to spike shortly after you eat.

The problem is when your blood sugar gets to high after a meal or takes too long to come back to your baseline.

So here’s an easy trick to lower your blood sugar after a meal …

A recent study showed a quick walk after a meal can have profound effects on your blood sugar and, therefore, your overall health.

It takes only a 15 minute walk to lower your glucose response (an important factor in fat storage and energy levels – two common issues menopausal women mention to me).

While it’s natural for blood sugar to spike after meals, prolonged high blood sugar levels can lead to several health complications.

When blood sugar levels rise after a meal, the body releases insulin to regulate glucose uptake by the cells.

However, if your body is unable to produce enough insulin or if you’re insulin resistant, blood sugar levels can remain elevated, leading to several health complications.

A quick walk after a meal can help improve insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake, leading to better blood sugar regulation.

The study found that a 15-minute walk after a meal can lower glucose response, which is an important factor in fat storage and energy levels.

This short, easy walk can also help prevent overeating, reduce cravings, and promote feelings of fullness, especially if you make it a habit to get up and walk before going back for seconds.

Moreover, a quick walk after meals can reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity, which can help reduce the risk of complications from high blood sugar levels.

Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels and nerves, leading to heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye damage.

Incorporating a short walk after meals into your daily routine can have a significant impact on your health.

Whether it’s a 15-minute walk after lunch or dinner, it’s essential to make it a regular part of your routine to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and overall health especially if you’re a woman over 45.


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