A recent study found that when older people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes walked for just 15 minutes following each meal, their overall blood sugar levels were lower for the whole day. In fact, three short walks were even more effective than one extended 45-minute walk. This is especially important after dinner, which is often the largest meal of the day and boosts blood sugar into the night and even the next morning. Consistent high blood sugar can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, and while more research needs to be done on a wider population, a pleasant stroll after dinner might be the best way to end a satisfying meal.

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