diabetes and exercise

        Diabetes and Exercise
         by Richard Rossbauer

  When someone learns they have diabetes one of the first things the doctor will tell them is that they need to change their lifestyle.

 Lack of exercise and obesity are some of the reasons for the disease.

Adult diabetes, also known as Type 2 Diabetes, is becoming more common with the increasing number of elderly Americans.

 It is well known that Type 2 Diabetics have had complete symptom remission after achieving a significant reduction in weight -  typically due to exercise and diet improvement.

 If you have been living the life of a couch potato, it is hard to get up and exercise, as we should. But you must understand that it is a must that you get up and start.

 It's your life we are talking about, so this should be the biggest motivation you need to get up and move.

 Unlike type 1, Type 2 Diabetes can usually be controlled with diet, and exercise.  Most health care providers recommend good nutrition and exercise as treatment for those in early stages of Type 2 Diabetes.

 When exercising, the body needs extra energy or fuel in the form of glucose for the exercising muscles. Research shows that with continued moderate exercising, however, your muscles take up glucose. lowering blood glucose levels.  

 If the cells are unable to get adequate amounts of glucose, there is a detrimental effect on tissues and organs. This is diabetes.

 Too much sugar, which provides glucose, can cause irregularities in the insulin response. One of a variety of sugar substitutes is Stevia, a plant that is many times sweeter than sugar, and apparently does not have negative effects on insulin levels.

 Exercise helps to get glucose into muscle tissue, because contracting muscle does not need insulin to absorb glucose. With moderate exercising, your muscles take up glucose at almost 20 times the normal rate compared to short burst of exercise, such as a quick sprint.

 You may also consider Chromium supplements, which can improve insulin resistance in muscle cells. When the blood glucose levels begin to rise, it's the job of insulin to push muscle and fat cells to absorb whatever glucose they need for future activities whereas any surplus will be stored by the liver.

 Insulin stimulates muscle cells and other body cells to remove glucose from the blood and convert the glucose to glycogen, a kind of starch, and then store the glycogen.

 Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. Start your exercise program slowly with a low-impact exercise such as walking, swimming or biking.

 You should exercise at least three to four times per week for 20 to 40
minutes each session. It would be best for you to exercise every day. A good exercise program should include 5 to 10 minutes warm-up and at least 15 to 30 minutes of continuous aerobic exercise, followed by 5-minutes cool down.

 One of the side effects you'll have is you'll sleep better and feel more
rested than before you started exercising.

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