The reviewed research evaluated how walking at different times affected the blood glucose after a meals (Dipietro L, et.al.,2013).
The participants were 60 years or older inactive individuals with elevated fasting blood glucose levels between 105 and 125 mg/dl. The exercise protocols consisted of either 15 minutes of walking after meals, or 45 minutes of sustained walking at 10:30 AM or 4:30 PM. The walking was done on a treadmill, and all the participants walked at the same intensity.
You should exercise after you eat if you want to use exercise as a tool to lower blood glucose. You will get greater benefits from exercise if you exercise more than once per day, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Dipietro L, Gribok A, Stevens MS, Hamm LF, Rumpler W. Three 15-min Bouts of Moderate Postmeal Walking Significantly Improves 24-h Glycemic Control in Older People at Risk for Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : www.TissueRecovery.com
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