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WALKING IMPROVES BLOOD SUGAR

Posted: 01.18.2018
If you have prediabetes, taking a 1 to 2-mile brisk walk each day may help to improve blood sugar control. Researchers separated 237 people with prediabetes into 4 groups. Group 1 followed the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a combination of a calorie-reducing diet and moderate exercise (7 1/2 miles of brisk walking per week). The other groups only exercised. One did 7 1/2 miles of brisk walking a week, another did 11 1/2 miles of brisk walking a week, and the last did 11 1/2 miles of jogging per week. At the end of 6 months, the DPP and the 11 1/2 miles of brisk walking per week lowered blood sugar the most.

 

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