Exercise and physical activity is great for your overall health, but it is especially great for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. It can help lower blood glucose levels and also reduce the risk of other health complications.
The American Diabetes Association recommends two types of exercise: Cardiovascular Exercise and Strength Training.
Cardio exercise uses large muscle groups of your body in movement over a sustained period of time, and is rhythmic.
Benefits: Helps your body use insulin, strengthens heart and bones, improves circulation and relieves stress, and can help lower blood glucose and blood pressure, improving cholesterol.
How often: 30 min/day; 5 days a week
Stair climbing, brisk walking, running, jogging, cycling
Dancing, swimming, sports, hiking, skating, skiing & snowboarding
Moderate to heavy gardening
Strength training uses resistance to strengthen muscles.
Benefits: Strengthens bones and muscles reducing risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
How often: 2 days/week
Free weights or weight machines
Using your own body weight
Pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, wall-sits, planks
Whatever your routine, Don't forget to add regular Strength exercises for Warm-Up, Cool down, and Everyday Flexibility. Stretching is essential for improving flexibility, boosting your mood and increasing bone density.
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