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Importance of Exercise for Diabetics

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Exercise helps you feel and stay well. This is a known fact. But exercise for diabetics, can also help lower blood glucose and keep diabetes under control. Regular physical activity is an essential part of diabetes management, along with a proper diet and medications as prescribed.

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When the body is active, it helps cells to be more sensitive to insulin. Therefore, exercise can lower glucose levels and improve A1C levels.

Benefits of Exercise for Diabetics

Exercise helps to improve the overall quality of life.

  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Helps in weight management as it burn calories
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Reduces symptoms of depression

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Exercise is also known to help people with type 2 diabetes avoid long-term complications like risk to heart health. People who have diabetes are more susceptible to developing blockages in their arteries which can lead to a heart attack. Physical activity and exercise can help keep the heart healthy and strong. And also, help maintain good cholesterol levels.

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Best Exercise for People With Diabetes

  • Aerobic Exercises– such as Jogging, Swimming or Cycling

You must focus on at least 30 minutes of workout on most days of the week. If you cannot find a dedicated time slot, just look for a 10 minute jog or walk during lunch break or walk your dog in the evening or go cycling with the family.

  • Strength Training – such as lifting weights

Strength training helps you get a lean posture and make muscles more efficient. It helps maintain healthy bones, and helps the most when you have type 2 diabetes as the muscles use the most of glucose. Weight training is the most used type of strength training, as it is the most beneficial to muscles.

  • Flexibility Training– such as stretching

This type of training helps improve how the muscles and joints work. Even stretching before and after exercise helps reduce muscle soreness.

Regular exercise not only helps control type 1 and type 2 diabetes but also helps you lead a better life. As a diabetic, you might want to consult your doctor about strategies and snacking options before starting an exercise regime.

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Shahana Khatoon

Shahana Khatoon

Shahana is a Senior Content Writer at BeatO and talks about Health. She's one of those women who feels too much and hence try to express all of it through her writings.

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