A burst of exercise lowers blood sugar

Want to kick high blood sugar to the curb before you eat? Do about 30 jumping-jacks or run in place really hard for one minute because the latest research shows that brief bursts of intense exercise before a meal helps control insulin-resistant high blood sugar – even better than 30-minutes of daily moderate exercise. According to this study, the most effective regimen was exercise snacking, consisting of 1 minute of intense (90% maximal heart rate) incline walking within 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner, with 1 minute slow walking recovery time after each minute of intense exercise. This “exercise snacking” controlled blood sugar more effectively at the 3 hour post-meal mark but also held the glucose-controlling effect for an additional 24 hours the day following exercise. Of course, none of the above will do much good if you sit down after the exercise burst and munch out on Twinkies and soda pops…

1 minute X 3 a day is a lot less than 30 minutes total a day.

1 minute X 3 a day is a lot less than 30 minutes total a day.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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