Going for a brisk 15 minute walk after a meal may control diabetes type 2 by stabilizing blood sugar levels according to a study done at the George Washington school of public health.
Swings in blood sugar levels can eventually lead to heart disease.
As you age your muscles become resistant to insulin and the pancreas becomes slower to put out insulin especially in the early evening when you tend to eat your largest meal causing the highest levels of blood sugar before going to bed.
Those with either pre diabetes or diabetes are usually told to exercise 45 minutes once daily which can be challenging.
The study broke the time into 15 minute intervals after each meal which proved just as effective as the 45 minute walk and reduced blood sugar levels before bed.