Exercise is vital for managing diabetes; the other essential management tool is a well-balanced healthy nutritious diet. Implementing regular exercise into your daily routine will allow you to easily achieve optimum health and take control of your diabetes. Here at the club we certainly can help you with both!
Before starting and exercise program to help you in managing diabetes you need to consult with your doctor first to see which exercises will be the most beneficial for you. Depending on what condition your diabetes is you need to realize that some exercises can actually cause you more harm than good. When you are ready, speak with a professional on our staff to assist you.
Always remember that before starting your exercises, you need to do at least 5 minutes of warm-up exercises so that you do not cause yourself unnecessary injury. When you have completed your exercise program for the day, it is also very important that you do a 5-minute cool down for the same reasons as with the warm-ups.
Following are some different exercises that will help you in managing diabetes more easily, both at the club and at home:
Working with one of our trainers
An easy walk around the block
Taking your dog for a walk
A gentle jog
Using our cardio equipment
Gardening or mowing the lawn
Swimming has many great benefits
Cycling is another option that is beneficial
Joining an aerobics class can be fun
Doing the chores around the house
When you start your exercise program, depending on your fitness level, make sure that you start off slowly, don’t rush in and overdo as this can cause you many complications that you can do without. Start with 10 to 15 minutes per day and gradually build up to at least half an hour per day.
The secret to doing exercises on a regular basis so that managing diabetes can be obtained is to do exercises that your enjoy, if you don’t like doing the exercise, it will feel like a chore and you will give up too easily. Some exercise activities can be done with a friend or family member, this will allow you to become motivated as well as look forward to each time you come to the club.