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DIABETES AND EXERCISE
by Victoria Johnson
Next to a proper diet, exercise is one of the most important treatments for diabetes. You need to find an exercise regimen that works for you. Here's Why...
Exercise Can Cut Diabetes Risk:
You don't have to put yourself through an Iron Man competition to fend off diabetes. A new study shows that regular exercise -- be it heavy or light -- works well to prevent the disease.
Dr. Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, of the University of South Carolina, and colleagues studied 1,467 adults between the ages of 40 and 69. Half were healthy, while the other half either showed early signs of diabetes, such as glucose intolerance, or had Type II diabetes.
In both cases, the researchers found that regular exercise improved insulin sensitivity, an important risk factor for both diabetes and heart disease. This improvement occurred regardless of whether a person pumped iron at a gym or just did vigorous household chores.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association
1. Circulation - Ventilated workout area and comfortable clothing do not wear tight clothing or clothing that doesn't allow for good perspiration absorption
2. Low to moderate Intensity Cardio
- Walking - good if you don’t have swollen feet or ankle and knee problems
- Aqua Aerobics or swimming good - no stress on joints, good for obese and people with swelling in lower extremities
- Stationary Cycling - good for fat loss. If overweight, perform in intervals of 20 -30 minutes 2X per day.
3. Weight Training - the best exercise for diabetics. 3 times per week -
- Improves Circulation
- Improves Metabolism
- Improves Insulin metabolism
Safety Tips - lift light to moderate, 8-12 reps per set, mild grip, large to small body parts Lunges, Bench Press, Bicep Curls, Rows
Victoria Johnson is the nation's premier Health and Fitness and Wealth and Spirit "activist." Victoria is the owner and president of Victoria Johnson Intl., a personal training, consulting, marketing and management company. She is not only a fitness guru, she's a born and bread entrepreneur. She believes everyone should be healthy and prosperous. She has produced and starred in over 24 award-winning exercise and dance fitness DVD's and videos, produced and starred in her own television show entitled "Victoria's Body Shoppe" and most recently authored her third book, Body Revival, Lose Weight, Feel Great and Pump Up Your Faith!
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