Being a Couch Potato
I mentioned it before that exercise is such a great thing for anyone, but especially for us as diabetics. It is the one time your body doesn't require insulin to get that glucose into your cells and it works for hours after you're done. What else is so helpful? Not much. Walking, swimming, jogging, dance, stretching or weights. Whatever you choose, it is bound to help you with your overall control. I found this snip-it on Everyday Health.
By: Everyday Health:
Exercise is a great non-dietary approach to managing diabetes. “Most of us link up exercise with weight loss and fitness only, but there's more to exercising than meets the eye,” says Naheed Ali, MD, author of Diabetes and You. Studies show that exercise lowers blood sugar and keeps it down for several hours afterward. And while severe diabetes often brings on diabetic neuropathy (nerve pain), exercise releases endorphins, the body's painkiller hormones, helping to alleviate the peripheral nerve pain your diabetes can cause. Exercise is also a key component in the fight against obesity — so get up and get going!
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