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Exercise:

a).Why should I exercise?

1).Exercise lowers your

Blood Sugar

Blood pressure

Bad cholesterol

2.Raises your Good cholesterol

3.It decreases insulin resistance

4.Lowers risk for heart disease and stroke

5.Keeps your heart and bones strong

6.Keeps your joints flexible

7.Helps to lose weight

8.Decreases your stress level

 

b).What kind of exercise  can help me?

1.Being extra active every day

Aerobic exercise

Strength training

2.Extra active every day

Walk to work instead of using a vehicle

Climb stairs instead of using lifts

Clean the house

Wash the Car

Play with the kids

Aerobic Exercise -Brisk walking / Jogging, which makes your heart beat faster. Exercise 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week is beneficial for health. 150 minutes per week is ideal for health.
Exercise with hand weights three times a week builds muscle mass which burns more calories so you lose weight. Stretching before exercise helps to increase flexibility, lowers stress and prevents muscle soreness.

3.What is the ideal time to exercise?

Exercise can be done any time of the day preferably early morning is a ideal time but Exercise can be split into two schedules in the morning and evening.

4.What precaution should I take before starting Exercise?

Stretching exercise is a must before you begin exercise.

5. Can Exercise lower my blood sugar?

Yes, exercise whether you lose weight or not can control blood sugar levels. Vigorous exercise can lower your blood sugar, so much that it may cause low sugar which is risky.

6. If I have high sugar can I exercise to lower my blood sugar?

No. If you have high sugar you might be having Ketones in urine which increases on exercise hence do not exercise until your doctor advice to do so.

7. If I have Diabetic complications like Eye problems and Kidney disease could I exercise?

You can exercise but avoid heavy weight lifting exercise if you have diabetic related problems. In case of numbness of limbs avoid weight bearing exercise but do Cycling and swimming exercise (Non-weight bearing exercise).


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