Exercises for Those with Diabetes

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Exercises for Those with Diabetes

If you are someone who has type 2 diabetes, regular exercise might be a good option to help manage your blood sugar levels and weight. Exercise is great for just about everyone. Along with managing your diabetes, exercising can also reduce your risk of a heart attack as well as promote your overall wellbeing. Below are some exercises you can do to try to manage your diabetes:

Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance training is a great way to strengthen your muscles and also lower your blood sugar. By using the CanDo® Intensity® Loop, you can perform a wide variety of muscle building activities. Use it to do banded push-ups, pull-ups, squats, deadlifts, and resistance weight training workouts. On top of all the other benefits mentioned when doing these types of workouts, you are also increasing the number of calories you burn each day. So be sure to incorporate weightlifting into your exercise routine.

Exercises for Those with Diabetes - Pilates


One of the most popular fitness programs to date, Pilates is designed to help improve your core strength, coordination, and balance. According to a recent study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, it may also help improve blood sugar control in older women with type 2 diabetes. The TOGU® Pilates Ballance Ballcanassist you in your Pilates goals. Use the ball’s unstable surface to promote a deeper core stabilization. It can also be used to improve and strengthen your abdominal and back muscles.

Aerobic Exercises

Walking, running, cycling, and swimming are all great aerobic exercises for managing type 2 diabetes. Doing just one of these activities 30 minutes a day can get your heart rate up, burn calories, reduce your blood sugar, and help you lose weight. You don’t even need a gym membership or fancy exercise equipment to get started. Just find a supportive pair of shoes and a safe place to go for a walk and you are good to go.

Daily exercise is important for managing type 2 diabetes and promoting your overall health. You can use some of these suggested exercises to help lower you blood sugar and blood pressure. Before practicing your new fitness routine, be sure to consult with your doctor. They can help you minimize your risk of injury, while also meeting your fitness goals.

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Article written by William Graves.