Type 2 Diabetes & Exercise; #1 Stretching

 

Your physician recommends you to do exercise if your blood sugar test or A1C assessment was over the border line.

 

Yes, exercise is the MOST important part of managing type 2 diabetes beside diet, stress management and medication. Exercise can dramatically reduce insulin resistance, in both the short and long terms.

 

In addition to making the body more sensitive to insulin and building muscle that can absorb blood glucose, physical activity opens up an alternate gateway for glucose to enter muscle cells without insulin acting as an intermediary....blah-blah-blah

 

You knew exercise is good for you, you must have tried some already, and you are tired to hear this. right?

 

you want to know and what kind of exercise we can do!! and how much exercise is more effective to your condition to reverse T2DM, right?

 

There are bunch of exercise that we can try, but stay simple at first. There are 4 categories; stretching, aerobic exercise, strength training and functional exercise. I recommend you to try all.

 

However, If you have not been physically active for a while, it is best to start your stretching exercise and aerobic activity at a low intensity and to do it for short periods.

 

Try stretching exercise for a few week and make exercise habit. Then we start next step! 

 

Listen to your body. If you feel tired stop what are you doing. If you have pain, don't push through. This way you can keep exercise in long term without injury.

 

And please don't forget check your blood sugar before exercise. if your blood sugar is >100 mg/dl eat Carbs. Wait to do exercise if your blood sugar is over 250 mg/dl take medication and manage blood sugar.

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