Short, frequent strolls beat long walk in blood glucose study

07/4/2013 | (U.K.)

Participants in a 70-person study attained lower post-meal insulin and blood glucose levels when they took a short walk every half hour compared with sitting for nine hours or taking a single brisk 30-minute walk. "Regular activity breaks were more effective than continuous physical activity at decreasing blood sugar and insulin levels in healthy, normal-weight adults," researchers said. The study was reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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