The general recommendation is 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity 5-6 days of the week to improve health and fitness. You can accumulate it 10 to 15 minutes at a time throughout the day or do it all at once. “Moderate-intensity” physical activity means you feel warm and slightly out of breath when you are exercising.
The American College of Sports Medicine and American Diabetes Association joint position statement special communication can be found here.
Be honest with yourself about your current level of health and mobility, and begin to engage in a more healthful lifestyle. Start slowly with mild intensity. It is more important that you simply start something even if it doesn’t strike others as all that significant or ambitious. Do not worry about what others do, just do the best for you. More specific exercise prescription protocols can be found here at the Nutrientology blog.
Do not tell yourself that you do not have the time for an exercise lifestyle. Turn off the TV, get off the couch, and get moving! Increase the health and vitality of your life.
A medical evaluation should be performed before beginning a physical exercise lifestyle. Begin slowly, know your cardiovascular limitations, and take care of your body…more
Blood Sugar Levels
Physical fitness has been shown to lower glucose in people with diabetes. In the past, a general rule of thumb said that for every thirty-five minutes of exercise you engage in you should take in fifteen grams of carbohydrate…more
Proper footwear is essential, especially for those individuals with full-blown diabetes mellitus. A podiatric foot evaluation…more
Pedometer Assisted Exercise
Nutrientology supports the use of a pedometer at least in beginning a more active lifestyle. This is a helpful approach to gauge how much time and effort you need to put for enough exercise activity…more
Properly performed resistance exercise either with rubber exercise tension bands or weights should also be part of your exercise routine. Resistance exercise should be started even more gradually…more
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