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Why is aerobic activity vital for diabetes?

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posted Jun 8, 2016 by Swaroop

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Physical activity, in particular, aerobic activity is highly recommended for people suffering from diabetes. Research and studies over the years reveal that obesity is one of the hindrances in healing diabetes. In fact, doctors suggest that you should indulge in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercises in a day. This includes walking, swimming, cycling or any other choice of activity that keeps you engaged and your heart rate up.

Physical activity is imperative for a healthy mind and weight, but for diabetic patients, it is a boon that controls their sugar levels to a great extent. In fact, aerobic activities helps in controlling the blood glucose levels and keeps your sugar within a target range.
Aerobics is also vital for the hormone insulin to absorb glucose, which then goes into the different body cells, especially the muscles for energy. In turn, these muscles use up more glucose as compared to fats and in turn this manages your sugar levels much better.

Not doing any physical or aerobic activities has some negative effects for diabetic patients. Considering that the body is already not making insulin or making the required insulin, the cells are unable to use glucose. Hence, these levels keep shooting up.

What you should do?

A health aerobic program is vital for maintaining a healthy body weight along with keeping your glucose levels in check. For this, you should ideally do short exercise sessions twice a day, which can be 30 minutes in the morning and about 10-15 minutes in the evening. As your body gets sluggish towards the evening, a short span of walking or even housework can help in boosting the heart rate and increase blood flow. As a result, the sugar levels are maintained at a much better rate.

answer Jun 8, 2016 by Daisy