Thursday, April 6, 2017

Buona Salute!

That's "Good Health! in Italian. And other than the Mediterranean Diet, there is a lot we could learn about it from Italy. Starting with the passeggiata.

The passeggiata is a short, sociable walk taken after meals. In addition to the social benefits, a recent study by the George Washington University School of Public Health found that taking a relaxed 15-minute walk after each meal results in a drop in blood sugar levels for up to 24 hours. That, of course, helps to lower the risk for diabetes.

If you haven't got someone to walk with, ask your dog. He'll be happy to go with you and you will both be healthier for it.

Grazie, Italia!

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