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Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More — Especially if You Are Diabetic

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  • Taking a 10-minute walk after each meal provides greater blood sugar control in diabetics than 30 minutes of exercise done once a day, lowering post-meal blood sugar levels by 22 percent
  • The more you exercise, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Increasing exercise from 150 minutes to 300 minutes per week can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by 36 percent
  • Type 2 diabetics who sit all day (rising only for bathroom breaks) have much riskier blood fat profiles than those who get up and move for three minutes every 30 minutes

By Dr. Mercola

According to research published in 2015, 52 percent of Americans are presently either prediabetic or diabetic. A hallmark symptom of both is insulin and leptin resistance, a situation in which your body can no longer "hear" the signals from these important energy-regulating hormones.

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