Properly performed resistance exercise either with rubber exercise tension bands or weights should also be part of your physical activity routine. Resistance exercise should be started even more gradually than walking or biking exercise. Also, start with relatively light upper body muscles but be sure to incorporate some leg exercises after your fitness has progressed. Exercise resistance bands are a good alternative to free weights because there is a safer more controlled movement that can be done at home with a lot of variety of movement available using a single band. If you can join a gym and use weight machines, this also will produce a controlled movement. Variety is important – do various movements using varied methods. Make sure your joints will tolerate the movement, adjust as needed, or eliminate that particular movement and go on to another. Start with a low resistance band or light weight and I guarantee it will not be long before you will be moving on to a greater resistance.
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
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
The general recommendation is 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity 5-6 days of the week to improve health and fitness…more
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