Step 3: Take the stairs
Resist the temptation to nap. “Get moving,” says Bontempo. “This will help your muscles use the blood sugar instead of just storing it.” It doesn’t have to be a sweaty, hour-long cycling class. Simply walking up the stairs or taking a walk around the block will help.
A study in the journal Diabetes Care found that older adults who walked for 15 minutes after each meal had lower blood sugar levels than those who walked for 45 minutes in the late morning or before dinner.