Exercises are a great way to minimize diabetes risks. However, if you are already suffering from diabetes, you might want to consult with your doctor about the types of exercises that you should do. Your doctor should be able to tell you which exercises are good for your body.
Okay, let’s start exercising.
If you want to walk, jog or run, be sure to wear socks. And also be sure that you are really comfortable with your shoes. Ordinarily, new shoes may cause blisters on your feet. If your shoes are brand new, you may want to wear the shoes a bit every day until they are comfortable enough for your feet.
One common mistake that newbies do is that they start having heavy-duty exercises at the very onset. This is a wrong approach, and can have negative effects on your blood sugar levels. When you are just starting to exercise, you should start with light impact exercises such as walking, swimming, or biking. You should avoid lifting heavy weights at all costs.
If your shoes are causing blisters on your feet and you feel uncomfortable while jogging, then stop jogging and go for swimming.
Do you know how often you should exercise? You should exercise everyday, for at least 30 minutes. Regardless of how much time you spend on exercising per day, you should try to exercise at the same time every day for the same duration. This will help bring stability in your blood sugar level.
The type of food you should take before or after exercise greatly depends on the type of the exercise you are doing and the duration of the exercise. If you exercise for more than one hour, you should eat a snack or two after finishing exercise. Foods which are rich in carbohydrates such as six ounces of fruit juice or half of a plain bagel should make for ideal snacks.
If you are doing heavy-duty exercises then just one snack won’t do. You need to eat something more than just one snack. Foods such as a bit half of a meat sandwich and a cup of milk would be idea.
In fact it is a good idea to carry snacks, a glass of milk and water and fruit juices with yourself. If your blood sugar levels become low during exercise and you feel dehydrated, you can eat these foods in order to restore your blood sugar to normal level.
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