Here is some food for thought, taking a 15-minute walk after a meal can help regulate your blood sugar level and reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. This works because exercise triggers muscle contractions that work like insulin. They jump-start this process exactly when your body needs it- right when sugar enters the blood stream. Make it a habit to be moving about for about 30 minutes after you eat your largest meal of the day or after you eat any carbohydrate-rich dishes. Make sure to have a blood test done yearly from your Loveland Family Practice physician.