To keep in the spirit of American Diabetes Month, I wanted to share some important exercise tips that will be beneficial to help in preventing Diabetes as well as maintain a healthy balance if you already have the disease. Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most important key elements for staying healthy and losing weight because the activity raises your heart level and helps to burn calories and sugar, which are major contributors to weight gain and disease. According to an article I read on BlackDoctor.Org “burning at least 1000 calories during the week can help the muscles to utilize sugar more effectively and keep it from hanging around in the blood, which is what leads to diabetes”.
Best kinds of exercise
- Jogging or running
- Swimming, any raquet sports and others
Begin with 10-15 minutes of exercise and slowly work your way up to 30 minutes per session.
Engage in cardiovascular activity for 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of strength training, 3 times a week.
Here are other more easier forms of exercise that you can incorporate into your daily routine:
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Park your vehicle futher away from the entrance of a building
Take a brisk walk with your dog
Walk or jog to the neighborhood store as opposed to driving
**Before starting any exercise program please be sure to first check with your doctor**