Why You Should Add More Physical Activity to Your Daily Routine

If you want to improve your health when you have diabetes, it is commonly recommended that you improve your eating habits or the amount and quality of physical activity that you do on a regular basis. Everyday you must take steps toward increasing the amount of aerobic activity that you receive so that it is at least 30 minutes per day. You should also make sure that you include resistance training, such as pulling, pushing or lifting, in your workout at least two or three times each week.

 

As you spend more time improving your physical activity levels, you might find that you are able to better maintain control over your blood glucose levels. In this way, you will also help your body to make better use of the insulin that is already being made by your body. There are a number of other benefits as well that can include lowered blood pressure, weight improvements, and increased flexibility, strength and endurance.

 

As you develop a plan, you should consider what physical activities you enjoy doing. Then you should also make sure that you work with your healthcare providers to ensure that the activities that you are engaging in will not interfere with your diabetes management. Adding more physical activity to your routine should benefit you over the long term.

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