Importance of Exercise

While an improved diet will have some amazing benefits on your health and in preventing and reversing diabetes, you also need to make an effort to include a good exercise program. This can make your heart stronger and ensure that you burn up some of the extra fats stored inside of your body. Did you know there is one particular type of exercise that is especially good for preventing and treating diabetes?

When most of us hear we need to go on an exercise program, we assume that we need to start running as hard as we can and as far as we can, and most of us are not going to look forward to this. Exercise is a great tool for reversing Type-2 diabetes, but it is not the only option and you, could be ruining your health, or at least not seeing the benefits that you want, if you choose the wrong type. Here we are going to take some time to look at the importance of exercise and how it can help you out with diabetes.

Aerobic exercise versus strength training

There are two main types of exercise that you can choose from. Most people will consider aerobic exercise because there are usually more options available. They also like the idea of burning a lot of calories in a shorter amount of time while working out, and they find it rewarding to get up a good sweat and work the heart.

There are many types of aerobic exercises that you can do, including running, walking, biking, dancing, and swimming, and you can mix and match them to get excellent results. When it comes to diabetes, this is often not the primary method that you should focus on. Aerobics can be good for some people, but often it means working with the wrong parts of the body (your heart is already working hard enough at this point), and we want to focus on lowering our leptin and insulin resistance.

On the other hand, weight training is often an overlooked part of your fitness routine. You need to be able to do some strength training if you would like to see results in your body. Not only does it help your muscles get stronger and better able to handle the demands of life, but it can help the body repair itself, deal with the insulin sensitivity, and so much more.

Of course, it is often best to combine these two types of workouts. You should be focusing more on strength training when trying to reverse diabetes, but adding in some aerobics, as well. Going with a high intensity interval training can be the best workout program to help you out.