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Diabetes and Exercise

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Suitable Exercises

No exercise program can be described as the ideal program. Each has its own advantages.

Walking: This is the safest, commonest and the cheapest form of physical activity. All one needs to invest in is a pair of good walking shoes and sports socks. It can be done by people of any age and anywhere. It is ideal for people not used to physical activity. It is the warming up or cooling down activity of choice.

Jogging: Some prefer to jog since it is more fun. It is more intense and requires lesser time than walking for the same amount of exercise. Comfortable pair of shoes, preferably with extra cushion should be used. Jogging on hard surface should be avoided. The footwear should be replaced much before it wears off. For one to get into a jogging habit, it is better to walk first (warm up) and jog for a few minutes and then walk again, repeat the process, and finally walk at the end as mentioned in cool down phase.

Using weights: This uses large muscles that burn more calories. This can include using small weights in the gym or health club. One should begin with light weights and then increase the weights gradually. As one becomes stronger more weights can be lifted. It helps to reduce osteoporosis and builds muscles especially in the elderly. It also decreases the risk of heart attacks. This type of exercise increases glucose uptake by the muscles and enhances their ability to store glucose.

A number of individuals may not adhere to the exercise program due to various reasons.

Ignorance about the benefits of exercise

Fear of accidents from exercise.

Inability to adapt to some of the lifestyle changes that exercise requires.

No moral support from family or friends.

Chronic illness.

Old age.

In such cases, an alternate exercise program, such as walking 10 minutes every hour or every other hour in the house, cleaning the house, gardening and doing extra chores around the house can help.

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My fasting sugar is 253 and after 2 hours of lunch is 353 and this i came know ony on 28/03/2013 . You are requested to advice me , so that my blood sugar comes down , because i am suffering from cataract and has been suggested for operation,so pl advice,so that i can go for operation as soon as possible .
Bose99 Monday, April 01, 2013
My fasting sugar is 116 and after 2 hours of breakfast is 206 without taking any tablets.. when i was taking tablet Gluformin xl 500 mg. my sugar was under control.could you please suggest me what to now and what to eat ??
Rud1645 Thursday, August 09, 2012
i have diabetes my gluose level is on fasting 116 and after food it become 220 same time i am taking tablet is this good in that level thanks and best regards waiting for your answer
hasan007 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
my glucose level on fasting is 125 and after food it becomes 205 . pls advise me the best mothod to reduce glucose level. iam taking medicine for PCOD and diatary suppliments. which are the food i have to avoid? and the remody to control it.
priyas123 Thursday, June 14, 2012
my blood sugar level is now 135 after meal it gets 180, please advise me how can i bring this level to below normal. once below normal brings after, can we keep the same level? I am going to getting marriage next month, if i get marriage, is there any problem for my wife and children's. please help me for this information.
kumaralg Sunday, October 02, 2011
My blood sugar level is fasting 117 and postnatal 147. I walk daily for 30 minutes. I m also taking boilded vegetables. Will it be alright to bring down my sugar level
SatGaba Monday, September 12, 2011

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