Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes

Published: Friday, August 13, 2010, 17:07 [IST]
 
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Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes

Is exercise a must for treatment of Diabetes? What type of exercise is advisable?

This is a very important aspect of treatment of Diabetes. It is advised to do some form of regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, running on a treadmill, etc. You can take part in almost any exercise if your body permits. Exercise sometimes becomes monotonous, so we encourage sports like playing badminton, table tennis, etc. Sports help in continuing exercise with entertainment.

Do I need to walk only in the morning?

Medically walking in the morning or evening does not matter. You should not start exercising immediately after food. Also if you are going for morning walk, it is advisable to take a snack, i.e., tea and two non-sweet biscuits before a walk.

What are the benefits of exercise other than helping in Diabetes control?

Exercise helps to keep you fit and active, strengthens the heart and lung, and improves muscle function and circulation. It helps in improving your weight control. Best advantage we believe is that exercise has a “feel good" factor.

What are Do"s and Don't of exercise?

Do"s:
1.Start gradually and exercise regularly.
2.Try to make it in the same time everyday.
3.Get involved in active sports like Badminton.
4.Try to eat something before you start.

Don"t:
1.Do not exercise in empty stomach.
2.Avoid exercise soon after injecting Insulin.
3.Better not work out if sugars are very uncontrolled.

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