Exercise for Patients with Type-2 Diabetes

Exercise for Patients With Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes is a serious illness which could put your life in danger, but exercise has proven to reduce your chances of complications. 

Individuals with type-2 diabetes have an increased amount of glucose and lipids (sugars and fats) in their blood, which then increases the risk for heart diseases like strokes and heart attacks. In order to combat these risks, exercise has shown to be an effective prescription for those suffering from the symptoms of type-2 diabetes.

Many studies take a look at the benefits of different methods of exercise and the results on the individuals, but a new study decided to look at the benefits based on the time of the exercise. Meaning the time of day at which exercise is performed. What were the results? Exercising right after dinner gives the best health results.

A professor at the University of Missouri Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology reported, “This study shows that it is not just the intensity or duration of exercising that is important, but also the timing of when it occurs.” The results also showed that resistance exercise–like using dumb bells or resistance bands–has the most powerful effect on reducing glucose and lipid levels in the blood of that individual when performed after dinner.

One of the experiments had the participants perform resistance exercises before they ate dinner. When they came back on another day, the participants exercised only 45 minutes after eating dinner. The participants who exercised before dinner were only able to decrease the glucose levels in their blood, whereas participants who exercised after dinner were able to decrease both glucose and fat levels.

Type-2 diabetes is an incredibly serious condition that must be taken care of in order for you to live a long and happy life. Contact SeniorChoices NW to schedule an appointment to review your Medicare coverage and find the plan that’s right for you.

 

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