What do you know about keeping healthy when you have diabetes? The truth is sometimes it is really hard to keep up with all of the studies but there are a few new guidelines that urge diabetics to move more. Instead of prolonged sitting in order to improve blood sugar management people who have diabetes should do at least three minutes of walking or light activity every thirty minutes.
- o improve blood sugar management, people with diabetes should do three or more minutes of light activity every 30 minutes.
- hese light activities include: overhead arm stretches, walking in place, leg lifts or extensions, desk chair swivels, torso twists and side lunges.
- Supervised, structured exercise programs are more beneficial for diabetes patients, according to the guidelines, which also outline how patients should monitor their blood sugar levels during physical activity.
“Previously, the association recommended light physical activity for every 90 minutes of prolonged inactivity.”