Balancing Exercise as a Diabetic
It’s important for all people to get regular exercise, and this is especially true for diabetics. However, exercise can have an adverse effect on a diabetic if not done on a regular basis. For example, a diabetic who endures fast paced exercise that is not accustomed to it will burn calories and metabolize at a faster rate, and thus, there is a much higher chance that blood sugar will be low when finished. However, diabetics who exercise a little at a time and on a schedule will be able to regulate their blood sugar level, and will also understand how their blood sugar is affected by exercise.
Diabetes exercise can encompass a wide range of physical activities, including resistance training and cardio workouts. It’s a good idea to start out with a little cardio, even a walk or a short jog can be enough if done three times per week. Resistance training is often less strain, but over time, the body will need more food to compensate for building muscle, so it’s important to be aware of this fact before beginning a resistance training regimen.