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Walking after Meals is beneficial for Health

Research suggests that walking as little as 2 minutes reduces risk of type 2 diabetes.

Sitting, lying on the couch or in bed immediately after eating increases risk of obesity, as it directly affects the digestive system. Therefore, one should walk for 2 minutes after each meal. It is already believed that after eating you should walk at least 15 minutes. A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Sports Medicine found seven studies showing that walking for just two minutes after a meal could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. At the same time, the blood sugar level in the body also drops.


High sugar levels in sleepers after eating

The research compared insulin blood sugar levels to the effects of sitting or falling asleep and walking for a while after a meal. The level of sugar in those who sleep immediately after eating suddenly increased, which gradually decreased. According to research, a 15-minute walk can be beneficial for diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Walk around the office after lunch.

It is necessary to take a short walk within 60 to 90 minutes after a meal. Dr Kershaw Patel, a cardiologist at Houston Methodist Hospital involved in the study, believes that every little thing, even a small step, has benefits. He said that even standing can lower blood sugar when there is no time, but it doesn’t have that much effect. Even in the office, a walk down the block after lunch or a walk during a Zoom meeting can be beneficial.

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