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Stay active to prevent diabetes

Diabetes on the increase

Diabetes in on the increase in the UK and it is important for sufferers to stay active. This is equally relevant for those at high risk of developing diabetes.

A study revealed in 2013 that adults who took a short (15 min) walk about half an hour after each meal showed reduced glucose levels.

In an era where the daily walk is not so common anymore this is a top bit of advice. The short, regular walk showed more effective in controlling blood sugar levels than a one off longer bout of exercise.

Researcher DiPietro said, "You have to do it every day" to get the benefits and "It’s not a prescription for fitness, but simply to reduce diabetes risk."

So get strolling after every meal!