How to Exercise with Type 2 Diabetes

In order to get blood sugar amounts lowered is the exercise. Not only will a person be able to lower the blood sugar levels they will also help in eliminating any future dangers of cardiovascular diseases. A person with Type 2 Diabetes can also per up their health and welfare in general.

The one thing that sets people back from actually exercising, Type 2 Diabetes or not, is society had become inactive due to being able to work online in a comfortable ergonomic chair in front of their computer. With so little exercise, there are many types of diseases, such as diabetes, that can be kept under control with exercise and medications or sometimes without medications.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

With diabetes on the rise there are people diagnosed with some form of diabetes every year. The diagnosis of diabetes has increased 48 percent between the years of 1980 and 1994.

Almost all new cases of adult-onset diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes are diagnosed in people that are becoming middle-aged. There are symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes that should not be ignored. These symptoms are increased appetite and thirst, and the frequent need to urinate, feeling edgy, tired or sick to ones stomach; tingling or loss of feelings in the hands; and blurred vision.

What causes Type 2 Diabetes is not complete understood due to the complexities of the disease. However, researchers have uncovered new clues at a fast past for this particular disease.

One of the reasons there is a surge in the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes is due to people becoming overweight and sedentary lifestyles and jobs. The growing numbers of diagnoses have risen in the United States and other countries that are developed. Meaning, countries that have grown into the technological age where many things can be done from sitting at a desk job with a computer will see an increase in obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. In the United States alone, the shift in obesity and diabetes has risen. In the 1990’s alone diagnosed diabetes increased by 49 percent and obesity has risen by 61 percent.

Doctors encourage those who have Type 2 Diabetes to exercise because of what it can do for their overall health and maintenance of their diabetes. Those who do not have any form of diabetes, without exercise they can become over weight and then have higher chances of having Type 2 Diabetes.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have reported more than 80 percent of those who have Type 2 Diabetes are clinically overweight. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and are overweight, it is time to begin some sort of exercise regime to lose those extra pounds.

Exercise Away Unwanted Weight

While everyone should do some form of exercise, there is only 30 percent of the population of the United States who actually get the recommended 30 minutes of actual physical exercise. There is 25 percent of the population who is not active at all. Being inactive is considered to be one of the main reasons for the influx of Type 2 Diabetes in the United States. This is due to inactivity and obesity promotes insulin resistance in the body.

However, the upside is it is not too late to start exercising. Exercising is one of the easiest ways to control your diabetes. Those who have Type 2 Diabetes, exercise can help lower the risk of heart disease, help you lose weight, and improve insulin sensitivity.

Getting Started With an Exercise Program for Those With Type 2 Diabetes

The first thing you want to do if you are feeling excessively tired or have heart risk factors of any kind is to seek the advice of your doctor to help plan the right exercise plan for you. For those who have any cardiovascular risks, your doctor may want to run a stress test to decide a safe level of exercise.

There are certain complications associated with diabetes that will dictate the type of exercise one can do. For those who may have diabetic retinopathy, there are risks that could further damage the blood vessels and possibly retinal detachment with certain types of exercise. These exercises that could cause this problem are high-impact aerobics, jogging or weightlifting.

For anyone who already is active in sports or works out on a regular basis, it will still be in your best benefit to discuss your regular exercise routine with your doctor. For anyone who is taking insulin, you will need to take precautions to prevent hypoglycemia during a workout session.

Starting Slow With Your Exercise Routines With Type 2 Diabetes

Anyone who has Type 2 Diabetes can simply add a brisk nightly walk around your neighborhood. If you have not been very active up until now, you will want to start walking slowly and work your way up to a faster pace. You can also take the dog for a walk, work in your yard for short periods or any thing that requires you to move more than sitting in your comfy chair. You can also park further away from the door, take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator, or anything that will require you to add more exercise to your daily routine.

You can add as little as fifteen to thirty minutes a day of exercise that will get your heart pumping to make a difference in your blood glucose levels and lower your risks of developing other diabetic complications. A walking program at your local WalMart, mall, high school gym or track field is one of the easiest and inexpensive ways to start exercising. You will need to purchase a good pair of well-fitted shoes that have a support. After all, trying to help control one disease, you do not want to add any other form of pain and injury to your body.

Aside from doing exercises on a regular basis, you may also want to consider taking sugar balance in order to help you naturally regulate your blood sugar. This is also one of the effective ways on how you can fight diabetes.

You do not have to pay for one of those expensive health club memberships to help you burn off the unwanted weight. Just having the willingness to get up and move is all you need to help living a healthier Type 2 Diabetes-free life.

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James Scott is a general news and feature writer of Untitled Magazine. Prior joining the company, he previously worked as a senior writer in different publishing companies in New York.