10 Exercise Tips to Balance Blood Glucose Levels
In case someone experience trouble losing weight, sugar cravings, brain fog, and energy slumps the solution may be to better balance the blood glucose.
Most blood glucose issues occur as a result of insulin resistance. In case we are insulin resistant, we are going to have excess production of insulin and blood glucose buildup.
10 To-Go Tips on Exercise
1. Get Approval from a Doctor
Before start exercising, we need to consult our doctor. Our doctor will see whether we need to change our diabetes drugs, meals or insulin.
2. Check The Blood Glucose
We need to ask our doctor if we need to check blood glucose before exercising. In case we plan to do a long work out which will be more than 60 minutes, during the work out we need to check the blood glucose levels on a regular basis.
Also, we need to check the blood glucose after our workout.
3. Start Slowly
In case we are not very active now when we decide to exercise we need to stay in the comfort zone. That means not to force ourself on the very first day. We can begin with 15 minutes of exercise and with time work up to half an hour on a daily basis.
4. Work Outside
Outdoor exercise can give our body the opportunity to reduce stress, which allows for increased insulin sensitivity, or the ability of our body to transport sugar from the blood more effectively.
We should know that when we exercise, the body releases the feel-good hormones by the name endorphins.
Also, poor sleep might directly influence the levels of the hormone in the body, which leads to a decrease in insulin sensitivity and an increase in the sugar cravings the following day.
Believe it or not, but working outdoors can help us have a better night sleep. That can happen thanks to the natural light. Better night sleep can aid us to balance the blood glucose levels.
5. Strength Train
We need to strength train 2 times on a weekly basis to improve our blood glucose control. We can work with resistance bands, lift weights, do push-ups, squats, and lunges.
6. Taking Care of Our Feet
We need to take proper care of our feet. While working out, we need to wear athletic shoes which are in good shape. For example, we should not wear tennis shoes when we jog since the feet need different kind of support.
Clean and check your feet on a daily basis. In case you notice any foot issues consult your doctor immediately.
Make sure to drink water before exercising, during the exercise and after.
8. Carry Carbs
Always have a small carb snack such as fruit drink or fruit, just to be safe.
9. Try to Make It a Habit
The first step is the hardest. But with the time anyone can get used to exercising on a regular basis. After noticing the results, we will even have a bigger and greater motivation.
10. Stop In Case of Pain
We should know that it is normal if our muscles are sore. However, it is not normal to feel sudden pain. In case we feel a sudden pain, make sure to stop and talk to a doctor about it.
Health Benefits of Exercising
- Tames stress
- Helps the body to use insulin, that controls the blood glucose
- Boosts mood and energy
- Burns extra body fat
- Makes stroke and heart disease less likely
- Strengthens bones and muscles
- Improves blood flow
- Cuts LDL cholesterol
- Raises HDL cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure