Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Take a stroll: How a simple post-meal walk can improve your glucose levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

You’ve just finished a delicious meal, but now you’re worried about the potential glucose spike that could occur. Luckily, there’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve restrictive diets or extreme exercise routines. A post-meal walk can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve overall health.

How to optimise post-meal walks
• Try to begin your post-meal walk within 30 minutes of finishing your meal to maximise the glucose-lowering effect.
• You can walk at a moderate pace for at least 15-20 minutes to engage your muscles. This will help shuttle glucose to the working muscles to be used up as energy.
• Try to make post-meal walks a daily habit to help stabilise your glucose levels over time.
• You can walk in a scenic or quiet location to make the experience enjoyable and relaxing.

When we eat, our bodies break down the food into glucose, which enters our bloodstream. Walking after meals helps increase glucose uptake by the working muscles, thus lowering circulating glucose levels in the bloodstream. Taking a post-meal walk can also aid in weight loss, as it promotes calorie burning and helps regulate appetite hormones. So, next time you finish a meal, consider taking a stroll to reap the numerous health benefits.

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