Importance and benefits of exercise for diabetic patients

Diabetes has already become a very common disease across the world. Almost every fourth person suffers from this problem, and it is no longer age-specific and has been afflicting even youngsters. No one but the lifestyles that many of us lead is to be blamed.

Medical experts say that obesity and lack of exercise are the major culprits behind the increasing number of diabetic patients around the world. 

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It’s high time to start getting some exercise, if you are a diabetic, because sooner or later lack of exercise can affect your health badly. 

  • Selection of right exercise

Exercising is known to lower glucose levels in the blood and boosts sensitivity to insulin. Exercising moderately for a longer period of time helps our muscles use up a lot of glucose thus ultimately lowering blood sugar levels.

Keep in mind, if you’re into an intense exercise routine, hindering might temporarily increase blood sugar levels. Thus, consultation with your doctor is advised before choosing any new type of exercise routine.

  • Tiring and Less Tiring Exercises

There are roughly two categories of exercises. Talking about moderate exercises, also known as aerobics exercises, such as walking, cycling, and dancing should be on your list. These are the exercises that can be performed for a longer time as they make you feel less tired. On the other hand, Anaerobic exercises are quite intense and won’t allow sufficient oxygen to reach your muscles, thus tiring you instantly. 

Choose this as per your body allowance.

  • Weight Loss = Improved Health 

It is widely observed that most people with type-2 diabetes are either overweight or obese. Research indicates that people with a high body mass index (BMI) are more prone to type-2 diabetes.

Losing five to 10 kilos can make a big difference in improving your diabetic and overall health as cutting down abdominal fat is directly managing the blood sugar levels.

  • Benefits of Walking and Yoga 

Walking is the best known form of exercise for diabetics as it is suitable for all ages ,gives you long-term benefits and no extra effort is required. Walking for 30 minutes five days a week is enough. 

Yoga is also known to  help manage your blood sugar levels, and helps in your weight loss journey.

Below are some benefits your body will enjoy after exercising:

  • Exercising tires you and therefore a good sleep cycle is ensured.
  • Burn excess fat thus helps you maintain a healthy weight. 
  • Light workout can control your blood pressure.
  • Physical activity lowers down  bad cholesterol and increases the concentration of good cholesterol in your body.
  • Research indicates that exercises like walking can improve memory in older adults and prevent problems like alzheimers.
  • Reduce anxiety and stress.
  • Boosts mental health and energy.

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