6 Great Exercises For Diabetes

6 Great Exercises For Diabetes

Margaret Solace

Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disease that is caused by high blood sugar. With Diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't effectively use the insulin it makes. Diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs. The four types of diabetes include:

1. Type 1 Diabetes

This is an autoimmune disease. In this case, the immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, where insulin is made.

2. Type 2 Diabetes

This occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin and sugar builds up in the body.

3. Prediabetes

This occurs when your blood sugar is higher than normal but not up to type 2 diabetes.

4. Gestational Diabetes

This is when the blood sugar is high in pregnancies.

Here are exercises patients of diabetes can engage in:

• Riding

Riding a bicycle, whether stationary or not, at least 30 minutes a day, three to five times a week, can get your heart rate up. It can help you lose weight without hurting your joints. It can help burn blood sugar.

• Swimming

This exercise does not strain your joints, like running, jogging, etc. It can let you work your muscles in your upper and lower body. Hitting water is good for the heart. It can help burn serious calories. It is known to work faster with weight loss. You can have fun and lose weight. It can also lower cholesterol.

• Dancing

Have fun and be happy! You can dance for at least 25 to 30 minutes daily, three times a week. This fun exercise can help burn calories, ease stress levels, lower your blood sugar, and help with your heart. You can dance with or without a partner.

• Climbing

This can help build up muscles, burn calories and get your lungs and heart working faster. Going up and down can speed up heart race and this is great for type 2 diabetic patients. It is a good way to burn off blood sugar an hour or two after a meal.

Light training

Push ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges can lower your blood sugar and help make your muscles and bones stronger. Lifting something simple, like water bottles and canned goods, can do the same thing.

• Yoga

Yoga poses can help you meditate. It focuses on breathing and may ease stress. It helps build muscles and can stabilize your blood sugar levels.

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