Many people living with diabetes understand the importance of exercise. Unfortunately, many also find it difficult to regularly participate in fitness activities.
Exercise is key component of successfully managing type 2 diabetes and can be an efficient way to maintain a healthy weight and control blood sugar levels. If you’re concerned about your glucose level s dropping during exercise, speak to your PCP about any medication that may cause this reaction. After consulting your primary care physician about an appropriate fitness regimen, try these tips to incorporate more fitness into your life.
Remember, every step counts. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans call for adults to do two types of physical activity each week to improve health.
- At least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and weight training or muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week.
Don’t let the 150 minutes each week scare you. You can break it up into manageable time frames of as little as 10 minutes at a time as long as you’re doing your activity at a moderate or vigorous effort.
If you’re too tired to exercise after work, try working out in the morning or making time to take short walks throughout the day.
Group fitness classes also can help you incorporate daily fitness, giving you a set date and time to exercise. If group fitness classes aren’t for you, consider an instructional DVD or in-home exercise equipment such as the InterActive Exercise Activator kit from Medi-Weightloss Clinics® .
Medi-Weightloss Clinics® can provide you with nutrition and exercise education to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. For more information on Medi-Weightloss Clinics®, visit www.mediweightlossclinics.com or call 1.877.MED.LOSS.
If you’re concerned about your glucose level s dropping during exercise, speak to your PCP about any medication that may cause this reaction.