Walk, walk and walk! Walking helps Reduce glucose...

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2012-11-30 21:44:28 -0600
Started 2012-11-30 14:57:50 -0600

I love to go walking, but its getting out the front door! Once I am out, I am gone and walking. I have gotten better with my areobics, which has made me stronger to even jog a little, which burns fat and calories. It also keeps me from bordem which tends to lead me to the kitchen! So I am going for a walk now! This article tells you of the good benefits walking does!


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SandySilvers 2012-11-30 21:44:28 -0600 Report

I walk everyday too. I love it. It makes me feel good, lowers my BG, and gets me going. I have a treadmill so that I can continue everyday in the winter. Exercise is such a part of my life now!

jigsaw 2012-11-30 16:17:37 -0600 Report

I walk almost everyday for at least 1/2 hour. Not only does it get my blood glucose down to acceptable levels should it be running high, but it gives my metabolism a good kickstart everytime.
My grandfather walked his way to age 100 ! He never drove a car, and he walked many miles almost every day. Why with all that walking, if he was diabetic, he would never have known!!!

Nana_anna 2012-11-30 15:00:59 -0600 Report

Opps, where's the edit button! I put the wrong address up.
Walking Significantly Reduces After-Meal Glucose

Diane Fennell

We have previously discussed the benefits of walking for warding off diabetes. Now new research from the Mayo Clinic indicates that walking after meals can help lower postmeal glucose levels in people with and without diabetes alike.

As part of a larger study on after-meal glucose tolerance, researchers looked at 24 study participants, 12 of whom had Type 1 diabetes, and 12 of whom did not have diabetes. Over the course of three days and four nights, the researchers kept track of the participants in a controlled environment, noting their diet and calorie intake, monitoring their physical activity with devices known as triaxial accelerometers, and measuring their glucose levels with implantable continuous glucose monitors.

The participants walked after two of their daily meals and sat after a randomly chosen third meal. Walking was conducted in intervals in which participants walked for 33.5 minutes and sat for 26.5 minutes. Overall, they walked for a total of five to six hours and 3.5 to 4.2 miles in each 24-hour period.

At 4.5 hours after eating, people with diabetes had a glucose level 145% higher, on average, after inactivity than after walking. In people without diabetes, there was a roughly 113% increase at 4.5 hours after eating after inactivity compared to after walking. In general, walking began to affect glucose levels ten minutes after the exercise started and the benefits extended until five minutes after it had stopped; the improvement was roughly 30 mg/dl. Substituting other physical activities, such as hand-washing dishes, after meals might have the same blood glucose benefits, the researchers note.

According to lead study author Yogish Kudva, MD, MBBS, “Minimal activity sustained for 30 minutes (walking 0.7 miles in 33 minutes) lowers post-meal glucose concentrations. Such activity has little or no risk for almost everybody.”

For more information, read the article “Walking After Eating Lowers Glucose in Healthy People and Diabetes Patients,” or see the study’s abstract in Diabetes Care. And if you’d like more motivation to get walking, check out the article “Training for a Walkathon,” by professor of exercise physiology Werner W. K. Hoeger.

jayabee52 2012-11-30 17:15:13 -0600 Report

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