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Is walking after dinner a healthy habit?

JJ Virgin
Health Education
Yes. Walking is great for a million reasons, including fat loss. Think of walking as mandatory, not just exercise. To really step things up (literally!), combine walking with burst training, the most effective, efficient exercise you can do in just minutes a day.
A recent study looked at a group of individuals who were over age 60 and at risk for diabetes. One half of the group took a 45-minute walk after dinner, while the other group took a 15-minute walk after each meal of the day. In both groups, walking (regardless of duration) right after a meal helped to lower the blood sugar spike associated with meals. Experts also suggest that walking after dinner can also help you to relax and prepare your body for sleep.

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