Suffering from diabetes but mostly staying indoors? Inactive or sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental for everyone’s health, but for people with diabetes, it can even be deadlier. According to a study published in Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome journal, an inactive lifestyle may account for increases in trunk and body fat percentage and decreases in appendicular skeletal muscle mass and BMD. High sugar levels in the blood can damage to heart, kidneys, eyes, feet and nerves and it is important to control blood sugar levels to avoid serious health issues. Staying active and doing regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to keep your blood sugar in check. Dr Priyanka Khanna (PT), Lactation Consultant & Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi suggests 10 easy exercises for people with diabetes they can easily do at home. These include light walking or brisk walking at home, static bicycle, dancing, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), yoga, weight training, pilates, gardening, callisthenics exercises and resistance band exercises. It is recommended that you routinely check your blood sugar levels before and after exercising.
Today: December 9, 2023