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Diabetes can be managed with proper exercise, strength training. Here's how

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Diabetes is a wake up call for you to start taking better care of yourself: With a diet that helps you lose weight and regular exercise.

It has become the leading cause of serious health problems like kidney failure, blindness due to diabetic retinopathy, foot amputation, heart disease, stroke etc.

Exercise helps in diabetes control by many ways, like increasing glucose utilisation by cells, making insulin more efficient and thus helping to lose weight.

“Aerobic exercises should be done for 30 to 60 minutes in moderate intensity.

There are everyday activities that involve movement but are not very intensive.

Performing routine tasks such as climbing up and down the stairs, vacuuming, walking short distances, washing the car, playing with pets and children, and gardening can also contribute positively to improved fitness,” explains Dr. Singh.

“A gym environment may not be for everyone.

Resistance exercises can be done two-three times a week even at home with the help of stretch bands, hand-held weights or just your own body weight.

Besides this, strength training is also a great way to lose weight and manage blood cholesterol.

Stretching is especially important for those living with diabetes as it prevents muscle soreness and cramps.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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