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The Best Exercise for Blood Sugar

by Inshape Network March 30, 2017

The Best Exercise for Blood Sugar

Can you exercise and control blood sugar? The answer is yes! Studies have shown that certain types of exercise, such as interval training, can help people get into better shape, burn more stubborn fat, and get you into a position to stabilize blood sugar. The proven exercise method is shown to be the higher intensity model. People with Type-2 Diabetes seem to be getting better results with interval-style training rather than continuous cardiovascular training. We have learned that different types of interval-style training yield the best health results. Here are some of the most common methods. Remember that your overall time does not have to be more than about 10-15 minutes total.

1.Sprints
Getting outside and running regular sprints will increase all of our natural hormones and help to regulate the blood sugar. Start with about a 40-yard distance. Sprint the 40 yards, jog back, rest 30 seconds, and go again. Do this 8 times.

2.Fast Pace Walking
Remember when you were late for that flight? That is the pace that you want to keep. A high pace for 30 seconds and then a moderate pace for 1 minute. You can vary the speeds, but that is what makes the difference.

3.Climbing Stairs
Any chance that you get I would recommend taking the stairs. However, doing sprints up the stairs for intervals can be an amazing way to increase cardiovascular function and stabilize blood sugar. Find a set of stairs and sprint up and jog back down. Repeat this 10 times. 

4.Riding The Bike
The stationary bike can be a great way to implement interval training. Start with an increased resistance hill climb for 30 seconds, then sit and pedal for 30 seconds, stand and repeat eight times. It may only take you 5-6 minutes, however, studies show that this can improve blood sugar, fat loss, and cardiovascular health more than a steady 30-minute session.

5.Swimming
Choose a moderate stroke like freestyle. Swim one full Olympic lap as hard as possible with good form. Rest 30 seconds repeat 8 times.

This will yield greater results than say walking for 45 minutes on a treadmill. The studies show that our intensity is what matters with exercise. This is a great metaphor for your life as well. Step up your intensity and watch your life thrive like never before.

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