November 25, 2014
Walk for Prediabetes
Wellness Tip

Walk for Prediabetes

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

For people with prediabetes (mildly elevated fasting blood sugar), short bouts of walking after meals may control blood sugar better than a single longer daily walk.

In a small new study published in Diabetes Care, sedentary people over 70 with prediabetes either walked for 15 minutes after breakfast, lunch and dinner or else walked 45 minutes in the morning or afternoon.

The short, frequent walks were more effective in reducing three-hour post-meal blood sugar levels. As an added plus, older adults may feel more comfortable with such a regimen, the researchers noted.