Wow! Half an hour of walking a day has all that health-benefit?! This isn’t really rocket-science, folks. In fact, to make it personal I struggled with gestational diabetes while pregnant with my youngest son. The food didn’t impact my sugar-levels as much as the exercise. It was all about getting up and burning the sugar.
If I didn’t get up and /move/ around every couple of hours (notice I didn’t say lace up my running shoes, put on my zumba pants, work up a sweat, run a triathlon, all I said was move) my blood sugar would sky rocket. I found that 30 minutes in the morning in the garden (one of the many reasons I LOVE to garden is the exercise); 30 minutes of vacuuming, laundry, dusting, chasing boys in the afternoon; and then 30 minutes walking around the block in the evening at a leisurely pace with the love my life kept my blood-sugar well in check.
This was no exercise-routine. This was life! What are you doing to burn the sugar? Keep your heart healthy? Decrease your blood-pressure? Decrease pain? Decrease depression? Decrease anxiety? Maybe even lose a few pounds here and there? Increase your quality of life?