5 Blood-sugar fighting exercises

Regular exercise is important if you have chronic conditions like diabetes.

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Now-a-days, people of all ages suffer from high blood sugar or diabetes. However, there are several ways of lowering your blood sugar level and get diabetes under control. Exercise is one of the great solution, as it uses increased sugar for energy, and it can bring your increased blood sugar level to a controlled level.

Here are 5 exercises which can help individual to control their blood sugar.

  1. Brisk walk                                                                                                 brisk walk                                                                                                                                                                    Colberg says, “All you need is a good pair of shoes and somewhere to go.”  Walking is probably one of the most prescribed activities for people with type 2 diabetes. Brisk walking done at pace that raises the heart rate is considered moderate intensity exercise, according to Harvard T.D. Chan School of Public Health. According to 2014 review, walking can help people with type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels and loose weight.
  2. Biking/Cycling                                                                                                                                                    cyclingRoughly around half of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus have arthritis. The two conditions have several risk factors in common including obesity. Cycling can help you meet your fitness goals while minimizing strain on your joints.                                                                                                                                                               Whether you are using a stationary bike or trail riding, biking 30 minutes a day, 3-5 times a week can offer many health benefits. It will help you loose weight , get your heart rate up, lower blood sugar levels without hurting your knees or other joints.
  3. Yoga                                                                                                                                                                      yogaAccording to a review published in September 2018 in Endocrinology and Metabolism, yoga can help reduce stress and manage condition. Colberg says,” When stress levels go higher, so do your blood sugar levels.” It lowers stress levels, reduces fat (body), helps fight insulin resistant and improves nerve function. It might also help to lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of your sleep and boost your mind.
  4. Swimming                                                                                                                                                            swimming Swimming is an ideal exercise for type 2 diabetes because it does not put pressure on joints. Colberg says,” Being buoyed by the water is less stressful on your body compared to jogging.” It also burns calories and keep you fit by helping to burn fat.
  5. Gardening                                                                                                                                                              gardeningGardening is an amazing activity for people with diabetes to get their daily dose of exercise. The benefits of this activity go far beyond creating a beautiful yard or connecting to nature – you’re lifting, digging, bending, pruning and stretching, all of which help strengthen bones, build and tone muscles, and get your blood going.  Having your own garden means you’re growing and enjoying your own non-starchy fruits and vegetables loaded with fiber, nutrients and other essential antioxidants that may improve blood sugar control, boost your overall health and well-being. It also helps you get plenty of vitamin D, which may help improve insulin resistance and aid weight loss.

Anjila Shrestha

Hi. I'm Anjila Shrestha. I have completed my B.SC. Nursing.

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