That’s the conclusion from the NY Times story today, “Just 2 Minutes of Walking After a Meal Is Surprisingly Good for You.” Scientists have long said 15 minutes of walking after a meal could reduce blood sugar levels, but now it turns out just a few minutes can activate benefits.
I still remember walking home from a restaurant after dinner, just ten minutes, unexpectedly tanked my blood sugar.
Turns out standing also has a small benefit. Even housework after a meal will have an effect on blood sugar. And, as the article concludes, “The benefits of physical activity are … a gradual effect of more activity, better health. Each incremental step, each incremental stand or brisk walk appears to have a benefit.”