Regular physical activity is crucial for the management of diabetes. It helps improve blood glucose control, decreases #insulinresistance, reduces blood pressure, and improves cardiovascular health. It can also help with #weightmanagement and reduce the risk of developing other health complications associated with #diabetes.
For people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends a minimum of 2 and a half hours of moderate to vigorous #physicalactivity weekly, spread over at least three days, without skipping more than two days. If you have any #health conditions, consult your #doctor before exercising.
Several physical activities can be incorporated into a #diabetesmanagement plan. Aerobic exercises like brisk walking, cycling, or swimming improve #cardiovascular health and #bloodsugarcontrol. Resistance training, such as #weightlifting or resistance bands, can help increase muscle mass, improving #insulinsensitivity and blood glucose control. Flexibility exercises, such as stretching or #yoga, can help improve the range of motion and prevent injury.
Incorporating physical activity into daily routines helps manage blood glucose levels. Ditch the elevators for stairs, walk after a meal, and park away from the entrance to increase #physicalactivity.
Monitoring the #bloodglucose levels before, during, and after physical activity is essential, especially if using #insulin or certain diabetes medications to prevent sudden hypoglycemia or #lowbloodsugar.
In addition to the physical benefits, regular physical activity can positively affect mental health, reducing stress and improving mood. Finding enjoyable forms of physical activity can help make it a regular part of a diabetes management plan.
Overall, incorporating regular physical activity into a diabetes management plan can have numerous benefits for both physical and mental health. Working with a #healthcare professional to create a safe and effective exercise routine tailored to individual needs and goals is essential.
I hope this helps.
Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi, M.D., Medicine
Diabetes Thyroid Obesity & Hormones Consultant
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