The lifestyles and eating habits of most Americans is causing an epidemic of overweight and obesity, in turn increasing the number of diabetic patients. There are over 20 million people the U.S. that have diabetes. In order to control and manage this disease we must take care of our lifestyle.
Having a healthy life will free you from illness and therefore, will let you do whatever you want to, anytime and anywhere. When you always feel sick and weak, you should spend some time to reflect on the food that you must eat. In addition, it will boost your energy if you spend some time for exercises and some activities.
If you are not exercising on a regular basis you should begin right now. You should devise a workout plan and stick to it.
You can start gently; just ride your bicycle or go for a walk. Your aim (in just beginning) should be to do something that will make you sweat a little and breathe a little harder for just half an hour per day.
Once you get into the routine of this you can then take it up a level and increase the intensity of your exercise. You will soon build up a good level of fitness.
If you are physically active you will help control your diabetes by bringing down your blood sugar.
Being physically fit will also bring many more benefits into your life; it will lower your chance of heart disease, you will lose excess fat, you will have more energy throughout the day, you will have stronger and more toned muscles and you will just feel better in general.
Cardio conditioning. It is great exercise and there is really no substitute for it. Not a series of five minute intervals, not sprinting, not barbell or dumbbell complexes. These are all good, but the heart is made of different muscle fibres and needs extended steady state conditioning. Walking, running, riding a bike, skating, etc. These all qualify. Do 20-30 minutes every day and your body will thank you.
Keep your cardiovascular in a good condition, which is also excellent for your weight. The amount of fat you burn is dependent on the efficiency of that process.
Cardiovascular exercise is going to bring you many health benefits.
A good program of cardio exercise will increase your muscle strength, it will reduce your body fat, it is going to increase the level of energy you have throughout the day, it will keep your cholesterol levels at a healthy level and it will strengthen your heart.
It is clear to see the multitude of health benefits you will have with good cardio exercise.
Strength and resistance training also has a place when dealing with diabetes, actually it is one of the best things you can do.
If you have diabetes strength training is going to help you respond better to insulin, it will improve the way your body uses blood sugar, it will help you lose weight and it is going to lower your risk of heart disease. Also, remember, the more muscle you gain the more fat you will lose. Weight training improves your metabolism and gives you more energy to do work. Soon you will feel much better overall, stronger, more confident and healthier. It also helps in preventing early adult diabetes. Initially you may feel stressed out but do not give up. The harder the challenge the better is the result.