In the course of the study, 10 healthy elderly people throughout the 6 days spent in the lab. Every two days, the participants were eating nutritious foods alike and set regular walking one of the three posts on the machine (treadmill), speed goes from slow to moderate:
– Walk 15 minutes after each meal.
– Walk 45 minutes in the morning.
– Walk 45 minutes in the afternoon.
In each exercise over, the researchers constantly monitor their blood sugar levels. And they discovered that the benefits of a short walk after each meal to help blood flow more effectively regulated during 24 hours.
Normally, the human body can tolerate fluctuations in blood sugar after a meal occurred within 30 minutes: The pancreas release insulin, which helps transport to the liver, where the body’s energy area. But as we get older (or if no movement by the day), the body will react worse, leading to a large amount of blood sugar is regulated, who led the research Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, president of physical sciences at SPHHS said. Over time, this can damage the defense capabilities of the cardiovascular system, increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, affecting brain function and even lead to blindness due complications, she said.