pumping iron

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2015-02-18 19:51:39 -0600
Started 2015-02-13 14:51:48 -0600

I started resistance training as part of therapy after my stroke 2 years ago. As I deal with hemiparesis on the left side of my body and "severe motor and sensory peripheral neuropathy" in both legs I am challenged to find effective exercises that I can do. I manage to walk 1- 2 miles every day and lift weights daily … for the most part I do lower weight, high rep, multiple set lifting with dumbbells and weighted bars. In addition to helping regain some of muscle mass I lost after the stroke. It turns out weight lifting (resistance training) has numerous benefits for type 2's … improved insulin sensitivity, better glucose control, improved cholesterol ratios …
You do not need to lift heavy … a couple 5 or even 3 pound dumbbells is a good start

here are some online resources …
A Weight-Training Routine for Diabetes: http://bit.ly/1E8HB6F
Resistance Training: http://bit.ly/1E8J90q
Exercise Guides – Dumbbell Exercises: http://bbcom.me/1E8HSqe

Exercises to Control Your Cholesterol: http://bit.ly/1E8ILPu

5 replies

Pegsy 2015-02-15 19:23:42 -0600 Report

Resistance training has been a big part of my weight loss success. I will practice it as long as I am able. Building muscle is great for the metabolism. Muscle mass burns more calorie even while we sleep. Resistance training also strengthens the bones which is especially important for women as we age. I also make a point of stretching exercises. Exercise and stretching is the best stress reliever for me.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-13 17:01:35 -0600 Report

Hi Steve,
I know what you say is true as I started with 2 lbs. weights and am now up to 6 lbs. but my therapist is holding me at 6 lbs. as I'm not
going for muscle mass. Just weight strengthening…I'm wheelchair
bound and strength training is wonderful and does all you said it would do for diabetes patients. Thanks for the links…VL

Type1Lou 2015-02-13 15:53:54 -0600 Report

I think the benefits of such training would also benefit us Type 1's. As we age, Type 1's may develop insulin resistance as well. Thanks for the post and the links!

haoleboy 2015-02-13 17:17:05 -0600 Report

this is true Lou … I just know so little about type 1 I am reluctant to include y'all in any "advice". I am learning though … my favorite niece as been type 1 for over 20 years and I am learning from her (and researching on the 'net).


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