Exercise is the most important aspect of diabetes treatment. No matter whichever alternative you chose to treat your diabetes, exercise must be the core part of your treatment plan.
A daily exercise program is vital not only for the treatment for diabetes but also for the overall health. It aids to prevent, delay and treat diabetes. Adhering to a regular exercising routine aids the person to keep the body in good working condition.
Following are the things to consider while making exercise the part of diabetes treatment plan;
- The activity you select
- The frequency with which you take part in the particular exercise
- The intensity of exercise
- The time period of the exercise
- The choice of the exercise depends on the present physical condition. In the beginning you must target for at least four times in one week. Do not skip more than two days in a row. Alternate days are initially recommended, after this more days can be incorporated.
The intensity of exercise can be determined by the targeted heart rate. If while exercising you can talk or sing then it is the proper intensity of exercise.
It is good to take a slow start. Slowly increase the time and take it to around 30 minutes. If the aim of the exercising is to lose weight then you must exercise for at least 40 minutes. You have to find out your tolerance level. Gradually add 1-5 minutes each week unless you reach your target.
There are different types of exercise that can be done o treat diabetes. It is not necessary that you do the same exercise daily.
Focus on your goals of better diabetic control and be sure to enjoy the exercise.