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08 March 2012

Take breaks to get up and move and lower blood sugar

Taking a break to walk around every 20 minutes, instead of staying seated for hours helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a new study.

Taking a break to walk around every 20 minutes, instead of staying seated for hours on end, helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a new study.

The new study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is the latest to highlight the hazards of spending long periods being physically passive, whether it's zoning out in front of a TV or working behind a computer screen.

Glucose levels go up after meals

 
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