People with diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, either because their body doesn’t produce enough insulin or because it doesn’t use insulin properly (insulin resistant). Exercise can reduce blood glucose levels. Check out these easy ways to burn calories, boost energy and balance blood glucose.
As the winter chill fades away and the temperatures begin to rise you should be getting back into the mindset of healthy, outdoor activities. Short walks are a great way to ease back into your spring and summer routine!
When you have diabetes, intense physical exercise like running in a marathon or competing in a bike race can be a daunting task if you can't keep your blood glucose levels regular. However, there are many ways diabetics can keep their levels under control AND get first place in the marathon.
Whether you waterski, wakeboard or simply ride on an inner tube behind a boat, diabetes does not have to put a damper on your summer fun. Just keep the following things in mind to keep your blood sugar regular and your day in the sun worry free.
We just wrapped up a fundraising week for JDRF, and one of the more competitive events include a pedometer challenge. Proof that even in the dead of Winter, you can still walk for better health!
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to just be about the food this year. Get your family together for some exercise too! You can all celebrate and be thankful while walking or running in a local 5k. These local events are a great way to get some excellent exercise and connect with family and friends.
Get up and move! While it might not feel like Spring everywhere just yet, today is National Walking Day (sponsored by the American Heart Association).
Now that you’ve worked your way up to walking 30 minutes without stopping and you know how to calculate your target heart rate, you’re ready to get up and moving with a challenging, but do-able walking exercise plan!
Exercising, along with smart nutrition, is one of the best ways to control your blood sugar. Working out causes your muscles to become more sensitive to insulin, so your blood glucose can get into your cells better.
Exercise helps control your blood sugar by pulling glucose into your muscles for energy while you work out. There are different types of exercises that work out your heart (aerobic) and your muscles (anaerobic). Stretching for flexibility is also important because flexibility increases blood flow and lowers your risk for getting injured.
You might not realize it until it is too late. We all tend to neglect our feet even though they do so much for us. They are so far away, hard to get a good look at, and most people don’t even like to touch their own feet! But your feet are very important.