Taking a short walk — just 2 to 5 minutes — after a meal prevents insulin spikes and smooths out your glucose metabolism. This controls hunger and stabilizes blood sugar levels, helping with weight control and diabetes prevention.

Don’t have time to put on your walking shoes? Walking around your house counts, too. Even standing for a few minutes  has benefits over continuous sitting.

Want to see even more benefit, with the potential for greater than 15% reduction in blood sugar? Avoid prolonged periods of sitting by taking frequent brief walking breaks throughout the day.

Still looking to do better? Walk up a hill, pick up your pace or carry light weights in your hands.