2-Minute Trick SLASHES Blood Sugar Levels

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

If you have problems maintaining a healthy blood sugar level, I feel your pain. Reigning in those numbers and getting them to behave can be a constant challenge.

A lot of folks turn to the internet for some help. But that can sometimes backfire.

After all, more often than not, you’re presented with super-healthy-looking people pushing complicated exercise routines that would kill an Olympian.

They suggest you try things like running 10 miles a day or bench-pressing your body weight. And let’s be honest, that’s just NOT happening.

But maintaining healthy blood sugar doesn’t have to be that hard.

There’s a MUCH easier way to slash your diabetes (and heart disease) risk.

It takes just TWO minutes. And it’s backed by science.

Grab your sneakers. We’re going for a walk.

A new study published in the journal Sports Medicine found that a moderate walk of two to five minutes after a meal can send blood sugar and insulin levels plummeting.

Here’s how it works…

When you eat a meal, your blood sugar starts to climb. That number will continue to rise for about 60 to 90 minutes. If you don’t move during that time, your blood sugar can spike to very high levels.

But you can stop that upward march simply by unseating your seat.

When you get up and do something active, your muscles gobble up some of that blood sugar to use as fuel for you to move. And that naturally keeps your blood sugar from spiking so high.

In fact, simply STANDING can make a difference. When study volunteers were asked to stand in place for 60 to 90-minutes, it significantly reduced their blood sugar. Although, they didn’t see any change in their insulin levels.

Keeping your blood sugar and insulin levels in check can lower your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and more.

I suggest setting a timer for 60 minutes after you’ve finished your last bite of every meal. Get up and move around for a few minutes when the buzzer goes off.

You can slip in some daily chores like doing laundry or the dishes, climbing up and down your stairs a few times, or simply stepping outside for a quick walk. WHAT you do isn’t all that important, just that you’re being active.

P.S. A little light activity can slash your risk for diabetes. But that work could be undone in the blink of an eye if you’re not careful because scientists say this one common food additive could give you diabetes.

Source:

“The Acute Effects of Interrupting Prolonged Sitting Time in Adults with Standing and Light-Intensity Walking on Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Health in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Sports Med 52, 1765–1787 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-02

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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