We recommend individuals with diabetes exercise routinely for better glucose control and reduce cardiovascular diseases. A complete exercise plan ought to be as necessary as a part of any diabetes management plan. Let’s see why and how.

Is exercise a necessity or a requirement for diabetes?

Exercise is an incredibly important part of overall health and mental well-being. Irrespective of what medical condition you’ve got, exercise will help keep your weight, pressure, cholesterol, and psychological state under control.

Performing physical activity regularly helps prevent diabetes.

Exercise helps:
  1. In keeping the blood sugar levels in control
  2. Improvisation in the sensitivity to insulin
  3. The excess fat gets reduced, and you build your muscles.
  4. The heart-related disease gets diminished.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda  has defined the Avyayama (lack of exercise) as the first and primary cause of diabetes.

Ayurveda proposes a balanced individual to exercise as a healthy routine.
In reality, Ayurveda has been using exercise as a mode of treatment for diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease of the type Pitta. Diabetes is a metabolic condition caused by reduced activity of Agni resulting in an imbalance of blood sugar levels. Sugar therapy in Ayurveda is performed using diet modifications, lifestyle changes, panchakarma and herbs.

A proper meal schedule along with regular exercise is good for the treatment of diabetes.Together with the use of prescribed remedies and the proper control of anxiety. All of these lead to the right Ayurvedic cure for diabetes. Consistent activity has the ability to successfully reduce blood glucose levels.

What Are the Best Exercises for a Diabetic?

Many types of physical activity have helped reduce insulin resistance and blood sugar. They are:

  1. Aerobic exercise
  2. High-intensity interval training
  3. Strength gaining exercise

If you have diabetes, here are some of the best forms of exercise you can do:

  1. Yoga
  2. Brisk-walking
  3. Cycling
  4. Swimming
  5. Resistance Band Exercises.

Consult your doctor before planning to start a new fitness exercise.

Exercising with Diabetes and  Its Implications

Once you have consulted your doctor and planned out the most straightforward exercise routine for you, here are some stuff you should remember:

Before performing the exercise:

  1. If you use insulin, test your blood sugar levels before exercising. The ideal level of blood sugar is 100-150 mg/dL.
  2. The best time to exercise is approximately after three hours of eating when your blood sugar levels are high.
  3. Low insulin levels can lead to increased ketones’ production while exercising, causing you to feel nauseous or disoriented, which will lead to diabetic ketoacidosis.

While performing the exercise:

  1. Drink half a cup of fruit juice to improve your blood sugar levels.
  2. Do recheck your sugar levels in 15 minutes and repeat until your blood glucose levels become normal to exercise.It is of great concern if the blood sugar is low during exercise.
  3. If you’re planning a long workout, check your blood sugar every 30 minutes.
  4. Please stop exercising if your blood sugar level is less than 70 mg/dL.

After completinging the exercise:

The more intense an exercise, the more your blood sugar will be affected. Low blood sugar levels may persist even after 4 to 8 hours of exercise.

REMEMBER: In case of diabetes, exercise should be your best friend.

  1. You can have snacks like protein bars or roasted nuts mixed to prevent a drop in your blood sugar level.
  2. Also, check your blood sugar as soon as you finish exercising.
  3. If you feel dizziness, please stop exercising and eat small fruit, crackers, etc. Research on people with diabetes found that – burning more than 2,000 calories per week via exercise was required to control the sugar level. It’s best to choose a physical activity that you enjoy and can engage in regular exercise.

Our Take

Maintain the time every day and record your body’s reactions to exercise.

Following the diet is a must because diabetes is all about a healthy diet. Along with it, If you want an Ayurvedic way to address it, get in touch with a trained Ayurveda specialist and learn more about natural ways to deal with the disease. Do not  make  any drastic diet changes. Consult accredited professionals surrounding you at all times.

“As a result of the risks related to diabetes, consistently wear a medical wristband indicating that you have diabetes and whether you take insulin. Likewise, keep hard candy or dry dates with you while exercising in case your blood sugar drops steeply.” –   Dr. Soumya Hullannavar, Lead Consultant, Elite Ayurveda Services.

Learn more by visiting www.eliteayurveda.com