Simple Exercises for Diabetes Patients
1.7 million Australians have diabetes and 280 develop diabetes every day.
Simple exercises for diabetes patients can be introduced into your day-to-day program.
I know too well how diabetes can affect your life. My mother and grandmothers had type 2 diabetes, my sister has it, and my dear dad didn’t know he had it when he died from it at 48.
Diabetes is a serious and complex condition that affects the entire body.
There is no current cure. But there are effective ways to manage diabetes by being active, managing your diet and maintaining ideal body weight.
Simple exercises for diabetes patients : the basics
People with type 2 diabetes can improve their diabetic risk factors by simply interrupting their sitting, getting up and moving regularly!
This also helps minimise the risk of developing diabetes.
How much time do I need?
People who have diabetes or are unfit often think exercising is difficult. But it’s almost too easy! It’s as simple as getting out of your chair, walking around and doing some simple exercises for 3 minutes – every 30 minutes.
We also show our patients other exercises, like calf raises and squats, which safely raise heart rate and metabolism.
How much exercise do I need?
A little is better than nothing! A lot depends on your level of fitness and health. Start with 10 and work up to 30 minutes of daily exercise. We recommend you see your health practitioner to assess your health and get proper advice.
But get started by simply standing up every 30 minutes – and walking around for 3 minutes!