Physical workouts can, not only accelerate your health and fitness, it can also alleviate Type 2 Diabetes.
Research and personal testimonials have revealed a host of benefits. Just by including exercise each week, you can lose weight, lower cholesterol, build your strength, normalize blood pressure and gain energy.
However, lately, I've heard stories from men and women practicing the new 7 Minute Workout program say that it has brought their blood sugar levels down. While 7 Minute Workout also uses diet, exercise has played an important role.
A major advantage of exercise in controlling diabetes is the fact that it supports your body's use of insulin.
Normally, the pancreas releases insulin whenever a large amount of sugar in the bloodstream rises. This occurs after eating, for example. The insulin results in the absorption of excess sugar by the muscles and liver., which ends inlower blood sugar.
When you workout, your body requires more energy (glucose) for the muscles that are being exercised. The stored glucose in the muscles and liver become the source of the needed fuel.
But, enough from me, let's hear it from the horse's mouth.
Paul Douglas, a 7 minute student, explains the improvement he experiences in his blood sugar levels by working out only 7 minutes a day, 3 times a week and following the systems recommendation on diet.
- "Last night after work my sugar was 6.4. Today three hours after lunch it was 6.5 (Normal is between 4-6 here in Canada). A far cry from the 15.6 reading I had ten days ago. Proof that smart diet and exercise will allow you to control diabetes instead of diabetes controlling you. (Sorry, I don't know how to convert it to US measurements.)"
Paul is a very motivated individual, so his experience may not be yours.
However, a combination of workout, eating habits and other lifestyle changes may help curb type 2 diabetes.