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Can Exercise Reduce Blood Sugar Levels?

Does exercise lower blood sugar immediately? Exercise draws on reserve sugar stored in your muscles and liver. As your body rebuilds these stores, it takes sugar from your blood. The more strenuous your workout, the longer your blood sugar will be affected. Low blood sugar is possible even four to eight hours after exercise.

What is the best exercise to lower blood sugar? Here are a few suggestions:

How much does exercise reduce blood sugar? Good news: Two new studies found that exercising 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of diabetes by 25 percent, and walking for 10 minutes after meals lowers your blood sugar by 22 percent.