Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Regular exercise plays an important part of your diabetes management. It helps by assisting your insulin to work more efficiently as well as improving blood glucose control. People with diabetes are also at a high risk of developing heart disease. The reason exercise is so beneficial for diabetes is that the muscles that are being worked use more glucose than those that are resting. So more muscle movement equals a greater sugar uptake by muscle cells that then lower blood sugar levels. Exercise for diabetes has additional benefits such as improving heart health, assist with weight control and stress management.
The goal of treatment for obesity is weight loss. Exercise is an essential part of any weight-loss program and should become a permanent part of your lifestyle.
Some people find that they can lose weight by themselves, but if you are looking to start exercising and you have other health risks then you should seek help from an Exercise Physiologist. When you start exercise it's important to have an individualised exercise program to ensure you are doing the kinds of exercise for you. Diet is also an important piece to the puzzle so making make healthier food choices and preparing meal plans that fit your specific diet needs. The goal of diet and exercise plans is to help you lose 0.5 to 1 kilograms per a week.