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Dodge the fat trap with our body-maintenance tips
To improve your insulin response, run at 70% effort for 30 minutes, advises a study in Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Then, if the finish line happens to be a pub, you’re covered. Pop vit D and magnesium, says Simon Inman, PT at The Dorchester. They blunt insulin spikes and reduce levels of the stress hormone, so you can chill out about those second helpings. Enjoy a proper “recovery meal” of chips soaked in vinegar. The condiment helps to balance blood sugar after a high-carb meal, reports the American Diabetes Association.