Spring has arrived, windows are opened and the world comes out its doors. The feel of sun and cool breezes make me feel energized and I find myself walking my dog longer and taking trips to our neighborhood park.
This small park has permanent exercise equipment with resistance created by your own body weight or the machine weight. There are rowing machines, scissor kick machines, seated bench press, shoulder press, squats and others. There is also a small track around it, taken 5 times is a mile.
I took the trek to the park and set out to walk and try my hand at using their equipment. I did more of some exercises and less of others but did what I could. Afterwards I walked the two blocks home feeling well satisfied at my effort.
I tested about an hour later and got my first 78 Blood glucose. So I started experimenting. At lunch would test my blood sugar after I ate, and then walk the halls briskly a few times taking the stairs up and down. I would then retest to find I went from 113 BG down to 94 with just 10 minutes of movement.
What are exactly the effects of exercise on blood glucose? Can it be used, when you eat too many carbohydrates to bring balance back? What are the things to look out for? What should I take with me to the park? Hydration is always important. Does this play a role with exercise to bring your blood sugars down?
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