November 23


The Best 5 Workouts to Control Glucose Readings

By Gabriela

November 23, 2020

If we want to control diabetes, we should exercise more often. But, we don’t have to go to the gym every day.

Instead, we should exercise at home where we feel the most comfortable. Besides, we only need to work out at least 30 minutes per day to get the much needed aerobic exercise that our body needs.

Here are five workouts that can be quite beneficial for keeping our blood sugar levels steady.

1. Yoga

It’s a good thing to prepare and balance our body and mind for all the issues diabetes can cause. That is why yoga is an ideal exercise for those who can’t balance their emotions.

This chronic condition may cause anxiety and depression, but yoga can significantly stabilize the mind and help a person accept himself. Moreover, it helps with stress and can lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

2. Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art exercise that can help both, the body and soul. Plus, research says that this exercise can help balance blood sugar and improve the quality of life.

Tai Chi can help with nerve damage and increase the blood flow in the lower part of the body. So, if we want to become more flexible, stable, and stronger, we should try this Chinese martial art technique.

3. Dancing

If we hate exercising, we can try to dance more often. This activity not only is beneficial for the body, but it is fun as well. Besides, if we choose an exercise, it is better to pick the one we love. Plus, this way we can even burn some calories.

Therefore we should try Zumba, tango or any dance we love. Music can give us the best motivation and inspiration. The best thing about this exercise is because it is socially rewarding.

4. Swimming

If we swim more than 2 hours every week, we can lower the risk of getting chronic health problems. That is why this exercise is great for those with blood sugar problems. They are most prone to heart diseases.

Moreover, swimming can help with muscle pains, improve mood and mental health. That is the reason why this type of exercise can be beneficial for someone with anxiety or depression.

5. Walking

The most simple workout for them is walking. If we always sit at home or work, we should try to walk as much as possible.

Plus this exercise can increase our heart rate, help us keep a healthy weight, strengthen our bones, and lower the risk of heart diseases.

Besides, if we walk more and more each day, our cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and blood pressure can improve.

We might have tried these exercises, but we should try practicing them more often to get the desired effects.

Source: Health Line | Cleveland Clinic | PhilCare | Music Source: BenSound


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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