Defy Diabetes … with Movement
Research shows that physical activity has so many benefits for diabetics. It can boost their overall energy levels, improve heart health, and aid in blood sugar control!
Exercise benefits blood sugar management because muscles require more energy when they are active. This means they pull more glucose from the blood, which can stabilize the levels.
Strength training exercises are just as important for long term blood sugar control because muscle cells burn approximately three times as many calories as fat cells. If you have more muscle tone, you will use up more blood sugar.
This is important because chronically elevated blood sugars can lead to type 2 diabetes, and the long-term complications associated with poorly managed diabetes.