Regular exercise can be beneficial for people with diabetes in several ways:
- Helps control blood sugar levels: Exercise helps to lower blood sugar levels by increasing the body’s insulin sensitivity. When you exercise, your muscles use more glucose (sugar) for energy, which leads to a decrease in blood sugar levels. This can be especially helpful for people with type 2 diabetes who have insulin resistance.
- Improves cardiovascular health: People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Exercise can help to reduce this risk by improving cardiovascular health. It can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and decrease the risk of heart disease.
- Aids in weight management: Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Exercise can help with weight loss and weight management, which can reduce the risk of developing diabetes, and help manage blood sugar levels in people who have diabetes.
- Boosts mood and reduces stress: Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. This can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which are common problems for people with diabetes.
- Increases energy levels: Exercise can help to increase energy levels, which can be helpful for people with diabetes who often experience fatigue due to fluctuations in blood sugar levels. If you want to chat with a coach and learn about how we can help you with your nutrition or exercise plan click here – Free Intro