A five to fifteen minute gentle walk after meals accomplishes a few things.
It lowers the post-eating blood sugar spike that physiologically happens to all of us, thereby reducing how hard the pancreas needs to work. The reduction in the pancreas’ work effort, then lowers the long-term risk of type 2 diabetes.
More immediately though, the post-eating walk lowers the risk of “the crash”, or energy slump, that can happen between 2-4 hours after eating. I know we are all big fans of that! Ha, ha!!!
Lastly, a gentle walk after meals supports healthy digestion. Healthy digestion means less heartburn, reflux, and constipation. Get going now!